A couple got the fright of their lives when they discovered a spider eating a whole possum.
Justine Latton and her wife from Tasmania were on road trip to Mt Field throughout the end of the week when they came across the extraordinary scene.
She posted the photograph of the huntsman spider eating up the pygmy possum to the ‘Tasmanian insects and spiders’ Facebook page.
Dwarf possums are a family of little possums. The post got more than 745 likes and has been shared more than 5000 times.
One person commented: ‘Whoa that’s one strong spidey!’
While the second one said: ‘Awww. Everyone’s gotta eat, but man!’
Another one said: ‘OMG what a once in a life time photo opportunity,’
‘Would have been amazing to see from the onset of battle — would have been so hard to not step in and help the little possum though,’ someone else wrote.