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Old Apr 18th 2018, 4:55 am
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Default Creepy Crawlies in New Zealand

First we have the Weta!



Then we have a giant Weta eating spider (12cms across)

https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/103...ts-wt-for-prey



But the one I hate most of all. Due to being often woken at at night by one my kids "there's a giant cockroach in the bedroom"

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Old Apr 18th 2018, 5:07 am
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so no black/sand fly
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Originally Posted by mikemike View Post
so no black/sand fly
Erms. Those are somewhat protected , so there are a-plenty . Nasty critters.
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then you have the White Tail, who may or may not bite and cause issues depending on who you talk to, what day it is and if its the morning or afternoon
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A thread for creepy crawlies?

Genus: National MP
Species: Todd Barclay

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- Surreptitiously records conversation when he leaves the room.

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Originally Posted by Charismatic View Post
A thread for creepy crawlies?

Genus: National MP
Species: Todd Barclay

Notes:
- High level of inherent mistrust of people who work for him (and he gives them good reason.)
- Surreptitiously records conversation when he leaves the room.

Dont forget uses tax payer money to leave job and fly overseas to fund a new career

TBH when I saw the title I thought it was another political

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Originally Posted by Justcol View Post
Dont forget uses tax payer money to leave job and fly overseas to fund a new career
Money well spent by the sound of it.
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Originally Posted by Charismatic View Post
A thread for creepy crawlies?

Genus: National MP
Species: Todd Barclay

I think Todd Barclay might be a subspecies of the Bennett-Bridges species

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Look at that photo,
I don't think you could find two more objectionable creatures if you tried
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other than politicians

what biting insects do you get north Auckland around the bay areas? black fly there as well?
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Oh gawd, I knew there were Weta's (i've only seen one pinned up in Canterbury Museum!) but I didn't know they had huge spiders! I thought I was leaving that all behind in Australia!

They really do have monster cockroaches, spiders, nice big bats out in my back tree at night, and snakes right here in suburbia!

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I've not seen a Weta anywhere other than in zoos and on Tiritiri Matangi island.
We are mostly troubled by flies, bush cockroaches and horrible black crickets. Cicadas are a pain some years. We get praying mantis in the house on occasions but I like them. We get various spiders until a whitetail moves in.

We also get wee skinks coming to visit and I love them too.
It's really not that bad.
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Ahh little skinks, they are so cute! I love frogs, I am jealous my sister who lives not far from me, found a baby green tree frog in her bathroom, so cute!

I can't remember bugs over there last time I lived in Christchurch, I do remember cockroaches (who doesn't !!) but I think they are bigger over here in Oz..

I think the Weta is rather cute
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