Thursday, February 18, 2010

Itchy


Last night, mum thought she felt a bit itchy on her neck/chest area. And when she looked down, you guessed it - a big weta bug like this was clinging to her shirt. I am sure you heard her screams in America and the Uk, they were loud. She pulled the shirt off her, and the big bug scuttled away.
After napalming the bedroom with insect spray, mum found it walking out about an hour later, and she was able to capture it and put it out in the garden.
I meanwhile, was out on the street sniffing rubbish bags and missed all the action.

30 comments:

  1. Aaaaaarrrrrrgghhhhhhh! Those things are creepy! Only NZ kittehs can truly appreciate the ick factor of a weta!

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  2. Gaaaaahhhhhh! What the @#$! is that?! Our mom has never seen a bug quite like that and hopes never to. Ever, ever, ever. She'd have run screaming from the house in absolute horror. :-O

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  3. We agree with Kea=our Mom would have been hysterical!...xo...Calle, Halle, Sukki

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  4. Yeah--um my human would still be running.

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  5. Holy Moly PoppyQ! That's one ugly bug!

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  6. So that's what we heard last night! We we're wondering where that screaming was coming from....

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  7. Ok, we are also with Kea - ewww eww eww eww eww!!

    And yeah, there was this weird sound that we thought was the wind howling - but we bet that was your mom! And we can totally understand why!!!

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  8. AAHHHHHH! Our mom is freaking out. She probably would have fainted out of fright!

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  9. OMC! That bug is huge. Our mum would have screamed the place down too.

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  10. Yuuuuuccckkk! We can see why your Mum screamed so loud - that's a very big and ugly bug!

    Charlemagne and Tamar

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  11. Our mum was so grossed out by those ugly bugs and reading what your mum went through that Angel came up to her dangling hand and she screamed and jumped a mile out of her chair! We all went running we got so scairt! hahahahaha!

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  12. Yikes! My mom would have had a cow! Mom hates bugies! I on the other hand would have wanted to see it close up!

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  13. wow! that's one big crunchy treats!!

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  14. Oh Poppy Q that looks like a Mormon cricket to us....we had one in the garden a few years ago and the cat who came before me was so scairt of it she backed up gagging all the way! Maybe it's the same one....yuck!

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  15. Our mum is terrified of wetas. We have never had the pleasure.

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  16. OMG was it really that big? My mum would have died!

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  17. Aaaaaaack! That bug is ginormous and hideous! Aaaaaaack!

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  18. I knew we heard something! Now we know it was your mom screaming. Those bugs are VERY scary.

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  19. Oh noooooo! That's so scary! We're glad we don't have bugs that size around here.

    We had to hide your post from our Woman. She hates bugs, she's even frightened of small harmless spiders. If she had seen that she would surely have fainted.

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  20. wow, WOW, W O W!!!! Your mom's scream must have been very high pitched as all the cats at Possumlady Place twitched their ears in the general direction of New Zealand for a second last night.

    My screams would have been so blood curdling that the neighbors would have definitely phoned the police!!

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  21. That sure is a scary looking bug, Poppy. No wonder your mum screamed!

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  22. Holy crap, I would FREAK TOTALLY!

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  23. That's a fiersome looking bug. Our mom would've been up all night in fear had that happened to her.

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  24. Oh my God, horrid!!!
    Poor mommy!
    Love
    Lyn
    xxx

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  25. We are kinda glad the bugs here in Virginia are bite sized...that looks scary!

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  26. Oh geeze! I screamed and I am 10,000 miles away!

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  27. Glad you got out alive!
    But is insect spray safe for Poppy?

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  28. Come to think of it, I do believe I heard your mum scream...And now, looking at that big and ugly bug, I can see why!

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  29. Ohh Yukky Yukky Yukky Yukky Yuk!!!

    We think we did hear her screams, come to think of it.

    Padre, Panda Bear, Meerkat, Cookie, and Caramel

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