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Nicholas Carey
12-02-2011, 07:13 PM
I think I'll be staying away from EnZed's Little Barrier Island....

Meet New Zealand's Giant Weta aka wetapunga. This one weighs in at 71g. More than a sparrow. 3x the weight of a mouse. Apparentlyl, the introduction of rattus norwegicus by the Europeans did them in on the EnZed mainland.

http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2011/12/01/article-2068547-0F02AA4A00000578-492_634x370.jpg

http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2011/12/01/article-2068547-0F02AA4600000578-402_634x436.jpg


http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2068547/Weta-insect-Heaviest-world-weighs-3-times-mouse.html
http://gizmodo.com/5864195/the-worlds-biggest-insect-is-so-freaking-huge-it-can-eat-a-carrot

Woxbox
12-02-2011, 07:20 PM
Looks like a friendly little feller.

Hal Forsen
12-02-2011, 07:56 PM
Looks like a monster Jeruselum Cricket.
Does it make a noise?

seanz
12-02-2011, 08:36 PM
Does it make a noise?

Sort of a crunchy splat sound, much like a cochroach, only louder.

Mrleft8
12-02-2011, 09:06 PM
I'd like to see Andrew Zimmern try to choke one of those babies down hot out of the fire! :D

purri
12-02-2011, 10:36 PM
Has TD received their messages yet?