If you cast your mind (or mouse) back to the start of this thread, I posted a Cave Weta. Here is a lovely Tree Weta which, while similar looking is actually from a different order altogether. The kids found it in their playhouse last week. They're a primitive cricket, and in the shot on the planter box he's trying to scare us away by raising his hind legs and splaying his jaws & waving his antenna around wildly. Mighty impressive. The head-to-body length which you can see better in the picture in he tree is about 7cm/ A pretty good specimen all round. [image=http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v194/jaepee/treeweta1.jpg] [image=http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v194/jaepee/treeweta2.jpg] You'll see a swarm of giant versions of these attacking someone in the King Kong movie (a nice in-joke play on the Weta Studios name) Then a couple of days back this hedgehog had fallen down a drain in our path. So I put on a glove & pulled him out. He was a decent size too. Goodness knows how long he was stuck down there, but considering the rain we'd had, I'd say probably less than 2 days. [image=http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v194/jaepee/hedgehog1.jpg] [image=http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v194/jaepee/hedgehog2.jpg] Hedgehogs were introduced to NZ by european settlers. They're a bit of a pest, raiding the nests of our numerous ground-dwelling birds etc, but you don't see them too often. And they are kinda cute.