This newly discovered and not-so-little weta bug being fed a carrot like a pet! photo courtesy of The Sun.
Everytime you think you’ve seen all the crazy bugs out there and finally decide that they aren’t so scary, THIS guy comes along!
The Sun writes:
AN EXPLORER has found the biggest insect ever on record – so large it can scoff a carrot. She’s called a Weta Bug and has a huge wing span of SEVEN inches and weighs as much as three mice. Former park ranger Mark Moffett, 55, discovered the cricket-like creature up a tree on New Zealand’s Little Barrier Island. He spent two days searching for the creepy crawly which were thought to be extinct after Europeans brought rats to the island many years ago. American Mark, 53, said: “Three of us walked the trails of this small island for two nights scanning the vegetation for a giant weta. “We spent many hours with no luck finding any at all, before we saw her up in a tree. “The giant weta is the largest insect in the world, and this is the biggest one ever found.
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