Tuesday, December 13, 2011

The Problem With Moving South

I'm a little behind, as always, but just in case everyone missed these pictures that hit the internet in the last few weeks, please take a look at this:
I'm eating a finger for dessert
In case you don't know what that is, it's a big assed bug. It's eating a carrot. It could easily be a man's arm though. This is proof that monster's do exist.
Also, I hear all these wonderful things about New Zealand and then something like this pops up and you realize that if their bugs are this big, then their alligators must be Godzilla sized.

Actually, if you've watched the extended editions of the LoTR movies then you've probably seen these in the extras. But the one I've pictured above set a record for its size. It's ridiculous.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2068547/Weta-insect-Heaviest-world-weighs-3-times-mouse.html

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Tonja said...

That's bigger than a hamster.

Deborah Walker said...

Mama Mia.

Grumpy Bulldog, Secret Agent said...

That is one freaky looking bug. They could use those to remake this one crappy MST3K movie I watched recently where giant grasshoppers were overrunning the Earth.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

He could carry off a small dog! Hey, at least New Zealand doesn't have any poisonous critters. That's a plus.

Michael Offutt, Expert Critic said...

I would not be holding that insect. It's gross.

Jay Noel said...

It looks like it could easily gnaw off that dude's whole hand.

That's what happens when you take any group of living organisms and place them in a remote location, like New Zealand.

mooderino said...

"In case you don't know what that is, it's a big assed bug."

Lol. That should be it's official name.

Moody Writing
The Funnily Enough

Andrew said...

I used to catch things like that when I was a kid. Of course, my hands were a lot smaller, but the scale was the same.

Yes, we (almost) always released them back into the wild.

Cindy said...

This reminds me that there are some advantages to living in the north. :)

The Golden Eagle said...

The person who picked that up must have been pretty brave!

I'm glad I don't live where there are bugs that size.

Nancy said...

Wow, first picture I've seen of a "Bugger." Does Ender know they're there?

Donna Hole said...

I'm getting creeped out by the thought of that thing crawling on anybody's hand, let alone touching my own skin.

Ewwe . .