Deadly spider takes on snake in Aussie nightmare fight

A brutal Australian video shows a fight to the death between a deadly spider and a poisonous snake, trapped in its web.

The juvenile red-bellied black snake can be seen writhing in the air in a desperate struggle to escape.

Meanwhile the redback spider climbs onto the snake and prepares for the kill.

Sabrina Besselsen posted the video to Facebook, and said: "A redback spider just killed a baby red belly black snake. I'm officially moving to another country."

Redback spiders are highly dangerous, and are behind the majority of serious spider bites in Australia - often attacking the genitals.

Their bite is capable of causing serious harm to humans, and has been described as very painful.