Australians can get a bit touchy about folks stereotyping it as a wild place teeming with the most terrifying creatures in the world. And to be fair, the country does have plenty of other features worth focusing on -- gorgeous beaches, world-class dining, stunning coral reefs, expansive nature preserves, and more. However, there's no denying that it's home to some astonishingly horrifying creepy crawlies, including this giant huntsman spider that was recently spotted devouring an entire freaking possum.
While doing some light repair work on a lodge in Tasmania's Mount Field National Park last week, resident Adam Latton encountered something straight out of any arachnophobe's nightmares: a huntsman spider, suspended from a doorway, mowing down on a pygmy possum just above his co-worker's head. Somehow maintaining his composure, Latton whipped out his phone to snap some photos (shown below).
Huge spiders may not be a particularly unusual sight Down Under, but a spider eating a possum? That's metal, even for a place known for its freaky wildlife.