Spider Eating a Pygmy Possum Is Obviously Australian

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Photo: Justine Latton

That’s a photo of a huntsman spider eating a pygmy possum. Yikes!

A woman named Justine Latton posted this photo in a public Facebook group dedicated to discussing the invertebrates inhabiting the Australian island of Tasmania. Her husband, Adam, spotted the brutal meal at a ski lodge in the island’s Mount Field National Park a few weeks ago, she explained to Gizmodo in a Facebook message.

“Pygmy possums are quite common up there,” Latton said. “We reckon the spider probably just saw an opportunity and went for it!” . .

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