Terrifying Photo Shows Giant Huntsman Eating Possum In Tasmania
A photo of a huntsman spider eating a possum is a reminder that Australia is a dangerous to place to live.
The photo, which shows a huntsman spider halfway through eating a possum, was posted to the Tasmanian Insects and Spiders Facebook page.
"Possum-eating spider!" said Justine Latton, who posted the photo.
Latton's husband captured the photo while at a lodge in the Mount Field National Park, northwest of Hobart.
The photo has gone viral since being posted, being shared nearly 6000 times.
While the image is terrifying, most commenters were in awe of the arachnid.
"What a once in a life time photo opportunity .... I would be so freaking excited if I were lucky enough to witness this ... not scary at all just interesting and such a mystery to how this all went down," one said.
"FANTASTIC Photography and a GREAT SPECIMEN of Nature," said another person.
The possum is most likely a pygmy possum -- the smallest of the species once believed to only live in Tasmania -- and only grow to be about seven centimetres.