A Big, Big Bug

While I hunt around for a suitable cat video for you, met the weta. Imagine a great big cricket as big as a hamster, with pinch-beetle jaws, and you’ve got the weta from New Zealand. Hot dog!

About leeduigon

I have lived in Metuchen, NJ, all my life. I have been married to my wife Patricia since 1977. I am a former newspaper editor and reporter. I was also the owner-operator of my own small business for several years. I wrote various novels and short stories published during 1980s and 1990s. I am a long-time student of judo and Japanese swordsmanship (kenjutsu). I also play chess, basketball, and military and sports simulations. View all posts by leeduigon

3 responses to “A Big, Big Bug

  • Linda Sorci

    What an interesting little critter. I must admit, though, I wouldn’t want it crawling on me – it’s not that I mind ‘crawlers’ so much, but it looks like it holds on by sticking, which seems like it would be creepy.


  • UnKnowable

    It’s definitely not something I’d want crawling on me, but a fascinating part of creation, to be assured.


  • Laura

    There is a Weta Workshop, based in New Zealand that did all the props, miniatures, etc. for the Lord of the Rings movies. I’ve heard about them, but never knew that the word ‘weta’ had any significance.

    It’s a weird bug; looks like an alien.


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