Australian snake battles valiantly as it's devoured by another

For those in Australia wary of being attacked by a snake, there is some consolation - the reptiles aren't afraid to take on one of their own.

On the side of a road in South Australia, two snakes were captured in a battle which could only have one victor.

For several minutes the brown snake and the red-bellied black snake thrashed in the dirt.

"I feel sorry for the little brown snake, because it's going to lose," the person filming the video says.

It struggled valiantly, but eventually succumbed to its greater enemy, unable to pierce the red-bellied black snake's skin.

The black snake then chowed down on its hard-earned meal.

The brown snake is considered the world's second-most venomous snake, while the red-bellied black snake is also venomous, but doesn't often have contact with humans.