Watch this f**k-off big spider drag an opossum to its lair
By this stage, we’re all aware that the deadly predatory instincts of spiders aren’t limited solely to catching s**t in webs. We all know that the little pricks can actually get pretty f**ken big and that some of the ones that actively hunt their din-dins can actually take down some pretty impressive prey. And that’s exactly why we’re here today. A recent study on the impact arthropods like spiders and centipedes have on vertebrates living in the Amazon caught a f**ken humongous spider dragging a freshly killed opossum along the ground.
First of all, let’s qualify this idea of a f**ken huge spider. Even here in Ozzyland, we recognise that a spider the size of a 50 cent piece is pretty big. One that’s as big as your hand can be called huge, and any spider bigger than that is essentially a monster. So how do you feel about a spider the size of a f**ken dinner plate?
Deadset, by any standard that’s pretty f**ken big. Seriously, if we saw one that big, we’d be looking for the hobbit it’s bitten and wrapped in its bottom-cotton. Nevertheless, here we are.
The footage, which was filmed in 2016, was released the other day as part of a study in Amphibian and Reptile Conservation. University of Michigan biologist, Rudolf von May, said:
“When we first encountered the pair, the opossum was still responsive and kicking weakly. We observed the interaction for approximately five minutes after which time the opossum ceased all movement and the spider dragged it away around a tree root.”
According to the research, spiders like this one – and centipedes as well – account for a lot of dead s**t in the Amazon, and once again prove that we should be bloody grateful spiders aren’t big enough to see us as prey.
“Spiders are an underappreciated source of mortality among vertebrates,” said study co-author Daniel Rabosky, an evolutionary biologist at the University of Michigan. “A surprising amount of death of small vertebrates in the Amazon is likely due to arthropods such as big spiders and centipedes.”
Final thought: F**ken spiders are pretty grouse little buggers. Evolution has been their friend, and that’s probably the reason they’ve managed to spread all across the bloody globe. Don’t be worried, though. Instead, see this little bewdy’s hunting skills as a boon. Not only do they keep away flies – it turns out they can even sort out bigger pests too!
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