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WATCH: Scientists catch video of giant tarantula dragging opossum for meal in Amazon rainforest

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Mar. 04, 19 | 10:18 am

DUBAI: International news organizations across the world – from CNN to Nat Geo – have aired a hairy-raising video of an Amazon tarantula the size of a dinner plate grabbing a hapless opossum by the neck, and dragging it under tree roots to feast on.

CBS News reported that a  group of biologists led by the University of Michigan was studying large spiders, centipedes and a giant water bug preying on frogs, lizards and snakes by the Andes foothills in Peru when they came across the “nightmarish”  encounter and caught it on video.

“We looked over and we saw a large tarantula on top of an opossum,” researcher Michael Grundler was quoted in the report as saying. “The opossum had already been grasped by the tarantula and was still struggling weakly at that point, but after about 30 seconds it stopped kicking.”

“We were pretty ecstatic and shocked, and we couldn’t really believe what we were seeing,” Grundler added.

The American Museum of Natural History confirmed it was the first documentation of a large spider preying on an opossum. (Photo credit: Maggie Grundler, Amphibian & Reptile Conservation)

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NCM issues fog advisory

NCM issues fog advisory

The National Center of Meteorology (NCM) issued a fog alert over some internal and coastal areas this morning. According to NCM, fog formation will last until 9:00 a.m. today. Orange and yellow warnings are issued in areas in Abu Dhabi. #Alert #NCM...

Novel coronavirus death toll in China climbs to 132

Novel coronavirus death toll in China climbs to 132

The number of deaths caused by the 2019 novel coronavirus or 2019 nCoV has reached 132, China's National Health Commission announced Wednesday. There are 25 new deaths reported in China, particularly from Hubei province which is the center of the coronavirus outbreak,...

Magnitude 7.7. quake hits western Carribean

Magnitude 7.7. quake hits western Carribean

A magnitude 7.7 earthquake hit the western Carribean early Wednesday morning (Manila time), Reuters reported. The strong temblor triggered evacuations from buildings across the Cayman Islands, Jamaica, and downtown Miami in USA. As of posting time, there are no...

9 bodies retrieved from Kobe Bryant chopper crash site

9 bodies retrieved from Kobe Bryant chopper crash site

The Los Angeles County coroner's office reported that remains of the nine people who died in the helicopter crash with former NBA player Kobe Bryant have been retrieved, the Agence France Presse reported. There were three bodies retrieved from the wreckage on Sunday,...

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