Since Adam doesn't have social media, Justine was the one who posted the photos to a Facebook group called Tasmanian Insects and Spiders, where fellow nature enthusiasts remarked that the photo was both the "stuff of nightmares" and a "great specimen of nature".
Latton's husband captured the photo while at a lodge in the Mount Field National Park, northwest of Hobart. Though it's not clear which species of pygmy possum we're looking at here (I've reached out to experts for help identifying it), the island has two species, the Eastern pygmy possum and the Tasmanian pygmy possum.
In contrast, huntsman spiders are some of the largest in the world.
Nope, not these fish eating spiders, or various huntsmen and tarantulas who insist on capturing animals like mice, birds, lizards, snakes, and even a baby opossum. However, the spider's legs can grow up to a whopping 13 inches.
Pygmy possums primarily eat nectar and pollen, but they will also snack on invertebrates.
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Guptill (35 off 59) pulled, spun, and took off for a regulation single only to lose his footing and tread on his stumps. The next ball went for four, completing a superb victory, and one of New Zealand's greatest World Cup batting displays.
The post has been shared more than 6,000 times since Sunday.
"That's the biggest Huntsman spider I have ever seen", one person wrote. "What a once in a life time photo opportunity", said another.
And while huntsman spiders are venomous, they are not considered to be risky to humans and their diet consists mainly of insects and other invertebrates, and occasionally small lizards.
Despite their chilling appearance, huntsman spiders are not considered to be risky, according to the Australian Museum. Let us know using the comments section.