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After minding their own business all winter, a family of weta were inadvertently disturbed when we opened the outdoor umbrella for the first time since last summer. The weta family have now been transferred to a more permanent home in amongst wood and undergrowth.

“Weta are incredible looking creatures. They range in size, but with their big bodies, spiny legs, and curved tusks, they are one of New Zealand’s most recognisable creepy-crawlies.” http://www.doc.govt.nz/conservation/native-animals/invertebrates/weta/