Animals, red back spider VS. snake by dak April 29, 2008, 1:37 pm 3 Comments See more Previous article Dog and Cat Stories Next article The wonders of mathematics What do you think? 0 points Upvote Downvote Total votes: 0 Upvotes: 0 Upvotes percentage: 0.000000% Downvotes: 0 Downvotes percentage: 0.000000% 3 Comments Leave a Reply I don’t think he made it 🙁 Very cool, but that’s a black widow, not a redback. They’re closely related (same genus/both widow spiders), but the redback has the red design on its back (hence the name), whereas the black widow has the hourglass on the bottom of its abdomen. The black widow is the name usually used for the North American species. The redback is from Australia. just a little science lesson. That snake seems to have a rip in its belly on the side near the bottom of the picture. I suspect a cat or dog killed it. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.