Creepy things : Sunday Stills



Visiting Staglands Wildlife Reserve two weeks back

I came across this creepy  thing in the loo.

Someone must have crushed it in fright and left it behind the door!



Weta (plural wetas or weta) is the common name for a group of about 70 insect species in the families Anostostomatidae andRhaphidophoridae, endemic to New Zealand. The English word is borrowed from the Māori language, where singular and plural have the same form. The Maori-derived plural weta is standard in New Zealand,[citation needed] while the anglicized plural wetas is generally used elsewhere.[1][2]


Surprise Visitor

Opening the bathroom window this morning

I saw some legs and feelers sticking through the opening.

Grabbing my camera I thought:

Ah, something to work with this morning.


The visitor was a Weta.  Not the best photo I must say.

It kept on walking away because I took it off the window to have a good look.

Trompie was also looking at what I was doing

Suddenly he saw the movement on the table


the playing started.

At first sniff sniff, one foot then the other one

then both feet

maybe laying down could do the trick.

Very exciting session Trompie had this morning.

Well, this visitor had huge mandibles and it kept on trying to bite Trompie.

When it went into his toy box it bit onto his one paw’s hair.

Trompie shook it out and was shocked when it fell from his one leg.

He did not expect it to cling onto him!