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Old 03-04-2019, 08:27 PM
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Default Re: Giant spider drags away, eats opossum in Amazon rainforest

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https://www.cbsnews.com/news/spider-...CNM-00-10aag7e

Researchers studying interactions between predators and their prey in the Amazon rainforest spotted one encounter with a giant spider that'll leave arachnophobes trembling. Scientists stumbled upon a tarantula "the size of a dinner plate" dragging away an opossum for its own supper and later discovered it was the first such documentation in recorded history, according to a press release.

short view on this video is astounding
watch closely or you'll miss it




http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vp6IoDdqckc
It's a mouse possum. Slightly smaller than our possum. Adults reach 4 inches. Young are considerably smaller.
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