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Incredible Video: Spider Wraps Up Toad in Matter of Seconds


Nature can be brutal and at the same time incredibly efficient, as this video of a yellow garden spider wrapping up its prey shows.

The amazing scene played out in August in Florida, but recently has started making the rounds on the Internet. It all started when a toad got tangled in the spider's web and then the spider did what spiders do. It pounced on its prey.

The spider first bites it to inject its venom, then quickly moves to seal it up faster than an automatic pallet wrapper used in factories.

Clearly, the toad didn't stand a chance.

With all of its prey, the yellow garden spider uses the silk-like cocoon to hold them in place until it's ready to eat. In this case, the toad is a bit outside of its normal dining options such as grasshoppers, moths and praying mantis.


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