Nightmare fuel: Giant spider pictured eating POSSUM in Tasmania (PHOTO)
The spider was spotted midway through munching on a pygmy possum at Mount Field National Park in Tasmania by a couple enjoying a romantic getaway. The huntsman had the head and some of the possum’s body in its mouth as it hung from the wall of a building.
Here's something you don't see every day! A Tasmanian Huntsman Spider got a baby Opossum! H/T to Justine Latton of Tasmanian Spiders and Insects whose husband got the images. Gonna do wonders for Tassie Tourism I am sure! pic.twitter.com/viR8aYlyKM— Jim "Science-Based" Gobetz 🌊 (@aiki14) June 16, 2019
Justine Latton shared the unbelievable photo to the Tasmanian Insects and Spiders Facebook page, where it was shared over 6,400 times and was met with a deluge of comments as people expressed shock and awe at the enormous arachnid’s hearty appetite.
The stunned reactions included remarks about how amazing nature really is, and that “everyone’s gotta eat, but man!”Also on rt.com The stuff of nightmares: Giant Amazon spider caught eating opossum in DISTURBING VIDEO
Pygmy possums are an endangered species and grow to about 12 cms and weigh up to 50 grams. Huntsman spiders are large, hairy and can have a leg span of up to 15 centimeters. While they have been known to eat small birds and frogs, possums are less likely to be on their menu.
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