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Default Giant spider drags away, eats opossum in Amazon rainforest

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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.

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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
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vp6IoDdqckc
Nothing one good whack with a hiking boot wouldn't cure.
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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.

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It's a mouse possum. Slightly smaller than our possum. Adults reach 4 inches. Young are considerably smaller.
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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
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yeah still a hefty spider with spidey strength
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.
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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.

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.
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that was awesome
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.
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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.
if you ever do please post the picture.
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