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Giant spider hauling possum over the Amazon rainforest floor in haunting footage

A spider-sized tarantula with a great appetite had hunted a young possum during a hunt in the Amazon rainforest – and the horrific encounter was recorded on tape. Biologists at the University of Michigan (U of M) studied rare predator-prey interactions, particularly between arthropods and small vertebrates, over a few years in the lowland rainforest near the foothills of the …

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Australian Animal Hospital goes viral with arrival of Pikachu Possum

It's not electrified and does not (sound) like Ryan Reynolds, but this little possum is gaining worldwide because of its similarity to a popular Pokémon. The brushtail possum was brought to the Boronia Veterinary Clinic and Animal Hospital in Australia last month. The most common brushtails are gray and brown, but this was born with a genetic mutation that lowers …

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Mutated Australian possum now called "Pikachu"

Last month, an orphaned possum was handed over to a wildlife rescue service in Melbourne. Born with a "genetic mutation", the bright color scheme has given him a very fitting name: Pikachu. The Age reports that the possum has a specific mutation that results in "too little melanin levels." Instead of having its fur brown, it instead became gold. She …

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