Tarantula found eating snake in the wild.

Tim Benzedrine

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Nit sure if this has been posted, but thought I'd drag it in in case it hsan't been. wasn;t able to see a date on the article, so it may be old news...and not really that big of a deal, I think. Just kind of interesting. It's something like this that earned a few species the "Bird-eating spider" miniker. Had this been witnessed first, they'd be "Snake-eating spiders" instead, I imagine.

Never heard of this Grammostola before, but there are a lot of tarantulas I've never heard of, I'm sure. The article notes that it was probably a meal of circumstance, which is what I would suspect such an occurrence to be. A case of a snake poking its head in the wrong place at the wrong time.

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/...antulasnake&utm_campaign=Content&sf50288275=1
 

Tim Benzedrine

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Yeah? Well, I'm not too shocked. i didn't see it here in chat and I didn't think to check in the other subforum as I was in a hurry to get myself fed. Unlike some spiders, MY food doesn't just wander into my den ready-to-eat.
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Tim Benzedrine

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Well...I'd be inclined to believe that it was staged. I mean, what are the odds of running onto such a thing without setting it up? But I don't know that for a fact, of course.
 

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I always have been under the impression that Ts will eat anything they can kill so I am not too shocked. If you can eat small lizards and rodents you sure can snack on a snake.
 

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Well...I'd be inclined to believe that it was staged. I mean, what are the odds of running onto such a thing without setting it up? But I don't know that for a fact, of course.
I figured that a lot of things on NatGeo have to be rigged somehow. Sometimes they'll have the camera IN the tarantula's burrow, while the P. muticus webs up the entrance. Maybe they shoot a tarantula in its burrow in captivity, then cut to outside the burrow in the wild with a wild tarantula, and they make the audience think it's the same one.
 
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