Do you think the spider killed the mouse?
yeah, well, they are more than capable. Their bite knocks people around. That will keep the spider going for a long while , at least through winter. Then he might start eyeing you off. Gee, that's like catching a blue whale while fishing from a tinnyYes Randall. Definitely! The mouse was caught in the spiders web. Also look how sweaty he was. His body was trying to secret the position, obviously didn't work. I have never seen anything like it in my life! It was quite sobering, yet at the same time amazing!
yeah, well, they are more than capable. Their bite knocks people around. That will keep the spider going for a long while , at least through winter. Then he might start eyeing you off.
Redbacks are nasty things and have a quite a number of them here. Begining of summer give a spray of spider killer to keep them under control along with various assorted funnel webs and trapdoors.
As a pest controller technician of 25 years, I have to say that this is something that I have never seen before. Mice and other mouse sized marsupials often come into contact with redback webs, because they often web at ground level, and where mice travel. Mice can easily be killed by a small amount of redback venom. Do you have any baits around the house. Just wondering why the mouse was too weak to get out of the web, could be even a neighbour baiting. Just a tip though. redbacks are pretty handy to have at home as they kill most other pest insects. I never kill them at my house. Don't tell anyone I said that though. I have been bitten 4 x now at work, and it was a very different experience each time, from sick as a dog to a bit like a bull ant sting.
You summed up exactly what I was thinking!!