Tarantula the size of a dinner plate seen eating mammal

A tarantula the size of a dinner plate was filmed eating a mammal in the Amazon rainforest in Peru.

Spiders are often recorded feeding of frogs and lizards, but this is thought to be the first time one has been seen preying on an opossum.

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Emporer Scorpions (Pandinus imperator) are from West Africa. They live and thrive in hot, humid regions. Not aggressive. Sting hurts, but venom is generally harmless. A lot of people keep them as 'pets.'
Birdeater tarantula spider Brachypelma smithi in natural forest environment. Bright orange colourful giant arachnid.
Desert Hairy Scorpion (Hadrurus arizonensis).
This Chilean Rose Tarantula is letting us know it is not happy by rearing up.
'Aggressive scorpion (Parabuthus spp.), Kalahari desert, South Africa'
A female black widow spider (Latrodectus), hanging upside-down in her web, showing the red hourglass marking.
Brazilian giant white knee tarantula spider (Acanthoscurria geniculata ) on white background
cockroach on the wooden floor
'Deadly poisonous Australian Redback Spider, Black Widow, Latrodectus hasselti, bites can be deadly'
Mexican redknee tarantula (Brachypelma smithi), female
Cockroach, winged adult
close up of a top viewed scorpion on an isolated white background..General Photography collection..
The German cockroach (Blattella germanica)
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