The weta is baaaaack! Only now I’ve got a couple pictures for the benefit of any overseas readers I might have.
Imagine this down your gumboot… or in your bed… or on your head. And this isn’t as big as they get, either.
It may well be the same female I evicted from the bedroom a few weeks ago. I found her while tidying up at the back of the house this afternoon under a cardboard box. She wasn’t very happy with me and hissed fairly threateningly – which isn’t surprising given that wetas are nocturnal creatures and I’d just destroyed her nice cool dark and dry hiding place.
However, it seems that what I have heard about their temperament is true – they are pretty slow to actually bite. Which is just as well given the sort of jaws they have.