A single bat can eat up to 1,000 mosquitoes in a single hour and up to 4,500 insects in one night of hunting, but the bat did not win this battle...it was eaten by a spider.

This video was taken in Poteet, Texas, around 30 miles south of San Antonio.

The homeowner noticed that a spider had caught something in its web --- it was a bat.

Something I did not know --- there are bat-devouring spiders on every continent except Antarctica. They create webs up to 5 feet wide to capture the bats.

Once the bats are trapped, they can die from exhaustion, starvation, dehydration or overheating. There have been documented instances when the spider kills the bat before it dies.

Read more about bat-eating spiders HERE