Watch this massive tarantula drag an opossum it just killed


#1

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#2

Shit, is Brazil looking to give Australia a run for “Oh, hell no” land?


#3

IT’S COMING RIGHT TOWARDS YOU!

I’m not going to sleep tonight.


#4

Peru.

At least 9 characters


#5

“Big as a dinner plate” doesn’t really tell me anything.

Put your hand near it for a photo so I can see scale.


#6

Ewwwwww. Thanks Carla. Nightmares

Right back at 'ya! Here’s some Horseshoe Arachnids being drained for their blood:


#7

Guess I won’t be visiting there. That’s premium grade nightmare fuel.


#8

Each time it paused, it was as though it was considering killing the witnesses versus risking losing its meal.


#9

Nope. Nope. Nope. Nope. Nope.


#10

I have to say, seeing the 'nym “nanopet” related to this thread made me do a double take. Nano nothing!!


#11

Looking into it’s likely one of the new species that were discovered within the last few years, part of the Goliath Bird-Eating Tarantulas. I certainly would hate to run into one of these feasting but realistically tarantulas are not aggressive towards humans and overall they’re really cool creatures.

Here’s a pic for scale:


#12

Who’s a good tarantula? Who’s a good girl?


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#14

Where’s that slacker Samwise Gamgee when you need him


#15

They’re really mostly harmless, and I hear they make great pets! I’ll just slip this one into your bed at night…


#16

I’ve seen bigger ones:


#17

Whoa! Thank you for posting that because now I know about this which is amazing.


#18

would love auto-mute on “animal carnage” videos


#19

Watch this massive tarantula drag an opossum it just killed

Just that headline is enough to give me unsettled sleep.

Also, No, not going to.


#20

one good weight loss tip is to decrease the size of one’s dinner plate to a more reasonable portion.