WATCH: Tarantula ‘the size of a dinner plate’ drags away baby opossum

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Instead of fleeing in terror like any rational human being, researchers in the Peruvian rainforest recorded nightmarish video of a “dinner-plate-sized” tarantula dragging a baby mouse opossum into the jungle.

“When researchers working in the Peruvian Amazon rainforest heard scrabbling in the leaf litter, they shined their flashlights on the ground and witnessed something never documented before: a dinner plate–sized tarantula (Pamphobeteus sp.) dragging a young mouse opossum (Marmosops noctivagus) it had just killed,” Science News said in the video published to YouTube on Thursday. 

Thanks for the sleepless nights, science!

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