That was the warning Justine Latton’s husband issued before instructing his friend to look above his head. The pair had been in the middle of fixing a door inside an old ski lodge at Mount Field National Park in Tasmania when Latton’s husband noticed they weren’t alone.
Less than a foot away, a huntsman spider, about the size of an adult’s hand, was perched near the top of the door — and a dead pygmy possum was dangling from its gleaming black fangs.
“That’s kind of disgusting and weird and amazing,” Latton told The Washington Post she thought when her husband, who requested that his name not be used, first showed her photos of the grisly scene back in April.
Latton wasn’t the only person shocked by the “possum-eating spider.” Pictures of the hairy arachnid and its mammalian snack shared to Facebook last week by Latton have since gone viral, highlighting an unusual occurrence that spider experts find fascinating but others are calling the “stuff of nightmares.”
My self also am thinking what a disgusting situation. For the poor little possum killed by that d---mn bug, I do hate spiders, I know and realize there is a place on this earth for all creatures and so also for spiders,,but,,that thing could have just as well caught another insect..
Perhaps my self am much too pro-life for reality of life.