Giant spider and deadly snake battle it out in Australia -- and this has a tragic end

A battle between two of Australia's most venomous creatures has unfolded in a woman's backyard shed, and ended in an unlikely outcome.

Amazing footage shows a deadly brown snake whipping back and forth as it tried to break free from the web of a giant female redback spider.

According to Wittyfeed, the eight-legged creature had also apparently bitten the reptile

The woman who came across the incredible sight said she had tried to rescue the snake, but accidentally killed it in the process.

"In my attempt to save him… I accidentally dropped a jar on the poor bloke and he didn’t survive."

"But if he's been bitten he's screwed anyway, he may as well be dinner," she was quoted as saying, adding that the spider was also no longer a threat.