"We looked over and we saw a large tarantula on top of an opossum", said Michael Grundler, a co-author of the paper.
The terrifying video recorded during the Peruvian night survey caught a monster spider dragging away and making a meal of an opossum.
Upon reviewing footage of the rare occurrence, Robert Voss, a mammologist at the American Museum of Natural History confirmed that it appeared to be the first-ever documentation of "a large mygalomorph spider [tarantula] preying upon opossums", National Geographic reports.
A MI news release said that an opossum expert at the American Museum of Natural History confirmed the researchers had "captured the first documentation of a large mygalomorph spider preying on an opossum".
"We were pretty ecstatic and shocked, and we couldn't really believe what we were seeing", said Grundler. According to researchers, while they knew that what they were witnessing was special, at the moment they were unaware that it was the first observation. While the tarantula in the genus Pamphobeteus will usually jump at the chance to eat a frog, it allows individuals of one species, the dotted humming frog (Chiasmocleisroyi), to share its underground burrow.
The relationship between several species of tarantula and the dotted humming frog has been well documented, and it's possible that it's of mutual benefit - the frog gets leftovers and protection from the spider, and in return eats the ants that prey on the spider's eggs. Some of the tarantulas had fly larvae crawling on their bodies, which the team suggests might mean the frogs also help control parasites in the shared burrows.
Rick West, an independent arachnologist and tarantula expert not involved with the study, notes by email that "tarantula predation on vertebrates is not a common thing, but it does happen".
USA crude oil futures slipped 0.25 percent to $56.79 per barrel, losing a bit of steam after surging 2.5 percent on Wednesday. The S&P 500 index was down 5.14 points at 2,787.24, while the Nasdaq composite was down 17.78 points at 7,536.73.
Behind Manning are Louis Riddick - who already works for ESPN - at +225 and Carolina Panthers tight end Greg Olsen at +350. Witten back on the field with Amari Cooper also running routes will make a risky combo.
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The company is moving forward with the other half of the HQ2 project, which will be located in Arlington, Virginia. The letter will appear in The Times Friday and is being paid for the pro-business Partnership for New York City.
Cohen's statements to the Committee were immediately contradicted by witnesses with firsthand knowledge of the subject matter". They seem to be moving on from collusion to the Trump Organization and so on. "There are other instances in which Mr.
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At that moment, Crabtree became a media darling, and every team wanted to throw their name in the hat for his services. After a combined 1,925 receiving yards in 2015 and 2016 in Oakland, Crabtree had just 1,225 over the past two seasons.
Born in Berlin in 1929 as Andreas Ludwig Priwin, he left Europe in 1939 and became an American citizen in 1943. In addition to his many accolades, Previn was a devoted father to 10 children and was married five times.
Though the rapper denies the allegation, he still took time to fly over to see Kylie Kenner and their daughter Stormi . Upon his arrival, Kylie confronted him after she found "evidence" that he had been unfaithful to her.
I find some of the criticism - particularly from those who have played the game at the highest level - hypocritical. England captain Kane returned from ankle injury last weekend against Burnley, netting in the side's 2-1 loss.
YouTube disabling comments on videos featuring children
YouTube also managed to generate extra revenue with "Super Chat" that users pay to display prominently with live-streamed videos. That's good in some ways, because some YouTube channels are created exclusively for creating and sharing predatory videos.
Northern California River Floods 2000 Buildings
Forecasters said the heaviest storm of the winter season has dumped about 20 inches of rain in Sonoma County in just three days. Crum said deputies went door to door before the Russian River broke its banks late Tuesday to advise people to leave.