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Posted by Trini Kid - - 0 comments

Sup Travellers?! Happy Monday. Are you afraid of insects? Most people are actually. I think it's just the way they look. Everything about them is just not normal. Now imagine seeing an insect so big that it can eat a carrot. A full grown carrot!! That's some real Bugs bunny sh*t right there if you ask me. Anyway, get this. A 53 year old man named Mark discovered the biggest insect in the world known to man. Read on.


According to reports from Daily Mail UK, a 53 year old man by the name of Mark found the giant Weta up a tree and the insect has been declared as the largest ever recorded by man. He came across the cricket-like creature, which has a wing span of seven inches, after two days of searching on a tiny island in New Zealand. The creature  is only found on Little Barrier Island, in New Zealand. There aren't any of the giant Weta's on mainland New Zealand because they were all wiped out by rats. Mark didn't keep the insect however. After he fed her the carrot and took pictures he let her back into the wild.


Mark, 53, said: "Three of us walked the trails of this small island for two nights scanning the vegetation for a giant weta.
"We spent many hours with no luck finding any at all, before we saw her up in a tree.
"The giant weta is the largest insect in the world, and this is the biggest one ever found, she weighs the equivalent to three mice.
"She enjoyed the carrot so much she seemed to ignore the fact she was resting on our hands and carried on munching away.
"She would have finished the carrot very quickly, but this is an extremely endangered species and we didn't want to risk indigestion.
"After she had chewed a little I took this picture and we put her right back where we found her."

This may sound a bit mean but thank God for those rats that wiped out the major population of the giant Weta. Not only because it's a giant insect but also because of the fact that they would have had the potential to wipe out vegetation. The locusts are already huge threats to vegetation. This happened two years ago but the insect still holds the record as the biggest in the world. Before I end this article I need to stress on something though. THE INSECT WEIGHS THE EQUIVALENT TO THREE MICE!!!! Now that you know that, don't forget that my name is Trinikid and you've just been informed.