Australian woman spots spider carrying vanquished lizard

By Ben Hooper  |  Dec. 6, 2016 at 3:32 PM
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BEERWAH, Australia, Dec. 6 (UPI) -- An Australian woman captured photos and video of the unusual scene outside her window -- a giant huntsman spider eating a lizard.

Melanie Jade Ottaway of Beerwah, Queensland, posted photos to Facebook showing the massive spider carrying the gecko after apparently besting the reptile in a battle to the death.

"Anyone hungry for some lunch," Ottaway wrote.

Ottaway also captured a short video of the huntsman carrying the gecko.

Huntsman spiders are known to be quite strong -- a member of the species was recently caught on video carrying an entire mouse up the side of a refrigerator.

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