DAVID has taken on Goliath – and won.
Hanging on a Weethalle farm near West Wyalong “like a trophy”, a brown snake appears to have met its fate after slithering into enemy territory.
But this wasn’t any typical bush predator.
According to farmer Patrick Lees, the snake was killed by a garden variety daddy longlegs – the fangless, venomless “underdog” of the spider world.
“It’s typical Australia,” Mr Lees said.
“I saw it from a distance and thought ‘someone is going to be a hero here’. There’s a few redbacks around, but I wasn’t expecting it to be a daddy longlegs.”
Mr Lees said the snake has been hanging in the same position since Saturday.
“I can’t take down his trophy; he’s earned it,” he said.
“It’s pretty unusual.”
The picture comes almost a year after images of a tussle between a python and a crocodile in Mount Isa captured the attention of media across the world.
A resident had his images of the battle syndicated with a London-based photo agency.
You can check out images of that tussle by clicking on this link.