Australian Wildlife eпсoᴜпteг: Huntsman Spider сарtᴜгed in Photo Devouring Pygmy Possum

A huntsman spider was spotted snacking on the world’s smallest possum.

A hunstman spider eating a possum (Justine Latton‎/PA)

A huntsman spider has been photographed eating a pygmy possum in Australia.

The picture was sent to Justine Latton by her husband, Adam, who was working at the Mt Field Lodge in Tasmania.

Speaking on local radio, Justine said: “He and his friend were up at the lodge doing a few light repairs on one of the doors there.

“He spotted this thing and goes ‘Rodger, don’t freak out, but look above your head’.”

The Hunstman spider was eating the small possum. (Justine Latton)

The Tasmanian pygmy possum is the smallest in the world, weighing on average 0.3oz (8g) and measuring 2in-2.4in (5cm-6cm).

Justine said this one was the “size of a large walnut” while the spider was the size of an adult’s palm.

Justine told local radio: “I think the picture is unusual because you don’t see huntsmen, or spiders in general, taking mammals very often.”

The pair had to remove the spider and possum before they could leave the room.

The spider and the dead possum were caught in an ice cream container and taken outside.


Related Posts

A Baby Elephant Learns a Lesson Getting a Beat Down From an African Buffalo that It Challenged

Fearless elephant calf is picked up and headbutted by angry buffalo, in pictures An elephant calf tried to attack an old buffalo and was taught a lesson…

The powerful horns of the wild Ƅuffalo мake the crocodile pay the price when hunting 𝑏𝑎𝑏𝑦 Ƅuffalo

Buffaloes are lucratiʋe prey for any predator Ƅecause they proʋide a large aмount of food. Howeʋer, to defeat this large prey, not eʋery hunt is faʋoraƄle.  …

African Wild Dogs Are Among the Most Efficient Hunters on Earth

With their arresting size, cunning, and athleticism, Africa’s big cats—like lions, leopards, and cheetahs—get plenty of attention as avatars of carnivory. But the swiftest death on the…

Watch: Hyenas take to the water in Ьгᴜtаl Ьаttle for territory

Hyenas are icons of resilience. These shaggy coated survivors have built a reputation for tolerating injuries and persisting in an often-ruthless landscape. But when two dogged diehards…

Cottonmouth vs. Rattlesnake: Deadly Venomous Snakes Battle

When these two venomous snakes cross paths, only one survives. In this video, a rattlesnake wanders directly into the path of a hungry cottonmouth and the encounter…

Watch: Baby bison’s narrow escape from a pack of wolves on the hunt

One little bison calf in Yellowstone National Park got another shot at becoming a snorting, swaggering full-grown buffalo a few days back, after a run-in with some…

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *