Giant Amazon Spider Preys on Opossum | Nat Geo Wild

  • Published on:  Friday, March 1, 2019
  • During a night survey in the Peruvian forest, scientists saw a spider catch this remarkable meal.
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    This is the first video documentation of a large mygalomorph spider preying on an opossum. While surveying in northern Peru, a team of scientists from University of Michigan found a tarantula dragging a young opossum along the ground. The team was studying interactions between arthropods and small vertebrates in a lowland Amazon rainforest. The study found that arthropod predations accounted for a surprising amount of mortality amongst Amazonian vertebrates. Amazonian spiders tend to rely on modified jaws, massive fangs, and venom to capture vertebrates.

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  • Nat Geo WILD

    Nat Geo WILD

     8 months ago +98

    Amazonian spiders tend to rely on modified jaws, massive fangs, and venom to capture vertebrates. To learn more, you can read on here:

  • Hector


     6 days ago

    I'm in denial.

  • Jesse Simmons

    Jesse Simmons

     7 days ago

    This makes me happy that the amazon is burning

  • the whole

    the whole

     14 days ago

    Nope. Nope. Hella nope.

  • ReaverPrime


     14 days ago

    HANS! Get ze flammenwerfer!

  • A F

    A F

     21 days ago

    That was awesome!

  • John Carlo Ruiz

    John Carlo Ruiz

     1 months ago

    What tarantula was that? Doesn't look like a t.blondi

  • Whitese7en


     1 months ago

    Mommy get Real Kill!!

  • khireddine nazim

    khireddine nazim

     1 months ago

    moving to march planet after i saw this

  • NoobTrooper


     1 months ago

    Maybe thats why got burned just a little bit

  • iiJason124


     1 months ago

    Create New World

  • Alvin Wu

    Alvin Wu

     1 months ago

    Plot Twist: Spider just trying to carry opossum to safety

  • Talaniii Olotoaaa

    Talaniii Olotoaaa

     1 months ago

    If that thing ever shows up in my house, just know I’ll be moving to a different country

  • adisk pro

    adisk pro

     1 months ago

    He is really big about 28cm or something or he can be bigger about 30cm

  • Trash LEGO And games man

    Trash LEGO And games man

     2 months ago

    That a huge spider

  • the cuzzos

    the cuzzos

     2 months ago

    that’s disgusting.

  • Snowy


     2 months ago

    Nature is so beautiful....?

  • dominik9021


     2 months ago

    I want to Beat Sam Barrington.

  • Madilynn Brown

    Madilynn Brown

     2 months ago

    [create new world]

  • Rodrick Dickerson

    Rodrick Dickerson

     2 months ago

    Pretty sure she's just babysitting.