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saltwn 03-02-2019 09:23 PM

Giant spider drags away, eats opossum in Amazon rainforest
 
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





GottaGo 03-03-2019 11:29 AM

Re: Giant spider drags away, eats opossum in Amazon rainforest
 
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Originally Posted by saltwn (Post 963320)
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

Nothing one good whack with a hiking boot wouldn't cure. ;)

jimbo 03-04-2019 08:27 PM

Re: Giant spider drags away, eats opossum in Amazon rainforest
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by saltwn (Post 963320)
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.

saltwn 03-04-2019 10:35 PM

Re: Giant spider drags away, eats opossum in Amazon rainforest
 
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Originally Posted by jimbo (Post 963426)
It's a mouse possum. Slightly smaller than our possum. Adults reach 4 inches. Young are considerably smaller.

yeah still a hefty spider with spidey strength :D

jimbo 03-05-2019 08:13 AM

Re: Giant spider drags away, eats opossum in Amazon rainforest
 
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Originally Posted by saltwn (Post 963428)
yeah still a hefty spider with spidey strength :D

Tarantulas can get pie plate size and they are strong. So are a lot of insects. There are bird eating spiders.

The article seems misleading.

Dog Man 03-14-2019 01:41 PM

Re: Giant spider drags away, eats opossum in Amazon rainforest
 
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Originally Posted by GottaGo (Post 963347)
Nothing one good whack with a hiking boot wouldn't cure. ;)

I don't know, he might grab your boot and twist it till your on the ground and you become his next dinner. :eek

Big spiders give me the ebbie jeebies. I watched a video where someone dressed up their little dog in a big spider costume and they videoed people when the dog ran after them, hilarious.

Dog Man 03-14-2019 01:49 PM

Re: Giant spider drags away, eats opossum in Amazon rainforest
 
https://video.search.yahoo.com/searc...5&action=click

saltwn 03-14-2019 04:29 PM

Re: Giant spider drags away, eats opossum in Amazon rainforest
 
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Originally Posted by Dog Man (Post 964240)

that was awesome :p:eek

Dog Man 03-14-2019 04:32 PM

Re: Giant spider drags away, eats opossum in Amazon rainforest
 
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Originally Posted by saltwn (Post 964258)
that was awesome :p:eek

I would love to get one of those costumes for Roscoe, he is one of my little guys. Very friendly and runs up and says high to everyone he meets. :D:thumbsup

saltwn 03-14-2019 04:55 PM

Re: Giant spider drags away, eats opossum in Amazon rainforest
 
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Originally Posted by Dog Man (Post 964259)
I would love to get one of those costumes for Roscoe, he is one of my little guys. Very friendly and runs up and says high to everyone he meets. :D:thumbsup

if you ever do please post the picture. :wave


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