A New House Guest
Meet wëtä, our new house guest. Unfortunately for him, his stay wasn't too long. He kindly visited our home this evening as we were eating dinner. Ryan noticed him from across the room and calmly pointed him out to me. As I proceeded to move to the furthest point in the room AWAY from the wëtä, Ryan caught him with a cup and released him in the great outdoors, where he'll hopefully stay.
Funny because we were discussing the wëtä just last night over dinner with some friends. The wëtä can grow to the size of your hand and will bite if they feel they are in danger. Something to remember in case you come face to face with a wëtä, don't scream...they'll react and most likely fly into your mouth!! Gross!
I found this on the internet: "Weta is strictly a New Zealand name that derives from the Maori name of wetapunga that was given to the giant weta. Wetapunga translates roughly to "God of ugly things"." I can see why!!