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Tree weta
Image credit: (PD) Wvermaat

Image status: EXPLAINED A legitimate creature found in New Zealand.

   

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Comment icon #18 Posted by magikgoddess on 12 July, 2014, 2:36
Reminds me of a cricket on steroids... are they legal to keep as pets? I know a lot of people I could freak out with one of them (muhahahahaha)...
Comment icon #17 Posted by Emeraldgemheart on 17 September, 2013, 16:45
..... That thing. Is weird. And you actually touched it? *shivers*
Comment icon #16 Posted by janetlynn1971 on 28 June, 2013, 5:42
If that thing got on me i think id have a freakin' stroke!
Comment icon #15 Posted by dwn2earth_girl on 12 December, 2012, 2:15
looks like a giant cockroach and a cricket had a baby.. yeesh
Comment icon #14 Posted by Ninhursag on 18 August, 2012, 16:40
Oh Dear!! I got Goosebumps .. I Would Never Want To See That Thing!
Comment icon #13 Posted by lizzieboo on 30 June, 2012, 15:59
That. is. just. wrong.
Comment icon #12 Posted by Arawyn on 11 November, 2011, 17:13
looks tasty!
Comment icon #11 Posted by ViRGO29 on 25 March, 2011, 0:57
ANd he hAd to hOLd it right?...Uugh!
Comment icon #10 Posted by lilmcnessy on 1 February, 2011, 22:37
Weta's are skinnier
Comment icon #9 Posted by Karmic on 24 October, 2010, 22:58
I wouldn't hold it...
Comment icon #8 Posted by brandid2010 on 22 April, 2010, 20:42
ick!
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Comment icon #6 Posted by Mindbomb on 7 February, 2010, 22:53
IT WILL EAT YOU IN YOUR SLEEP....ZZzZzzZz What the ..Ahhhhhhh!
Comment icon #5 Posted by Hunter Hatfield on 9 January, 2010, 5:34
Yea! The prawns in district 9 are modeled after these things! At least I think they are! Look at the resemblance.
Comment icon #4 Posted by Undeadskeptic on 15 December, 2009, 21:26
Actually it is not a Parktown Prawn, it is a New Zealand weta. It is an indigneous species and tusked weta are known to grow even larger than the beastie in this picture. They are quite harmless.
Comment icon #3 Posted by CnC militant on 1 November, 2009, 23:27
This is called a Parktown Prawn we get them in South Africa, and no WE DO NOT EAT THEM
Comment icon #2 Posted by wickedcyn74 on 15 October, 2009, 21:43
Wow! Id hate to have that up close and personal...
Comment icon #1 Posted by SniperGurl on 14 October, 2009, 19:01
Whoa! that is one big fricken bug...
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