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Impossible :- that a spider could eat a Snake.


Australia has cemented its reputation as the home of the world’s most dangerous creepy crawlies with this video of a spider eating a half a metre long snake.

Cairns kite surfer Ant Hadleigh filmed the golden orb spider devouring the brown tree snake in the backyard of a friend’s house in Freshwater, Queensland.

He told The Cairns Post: ‘I thought it was pretty incredible. A few times the snake managed to get up and attack the spider, and the spider would run back up the web.

‘I would have put my money on the snake for sure, especially seeing how big it was.’

The proof




Old Cape Town


Cape Town (South Africa)  has seen many changes since it was inhabited by the native Khoi and was first visited by Bartholomew Dias in 1488. The town was a Dutch trading post under Jan Van Riebeeck, and then came under British rule in 1814. Since then it has seen a lot of change and become a unique town with its own unique mix of culture.

De Waal Park in 1898


The lime kilns in Mowbray in 1910, with Table Mountain in the background.

Sea Point in 1890


The naval base of Simon’s Town in 1900.

The beach that used to be in Woodstock. This photo was taken in 1899