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posted on May, 23 2012 @ 05:34 PM
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Giant and awesome it is, After a ship ran aground on it's Native island the rats that escaped ate these guys into extinction, or so it was thought.
They were rediscovered on a neighbouring island, and only in one place, on a bush, where the rats had not been able to reach them.



The Lord Howe Island stick insect, which you see hatching above, looking like an alien struggling out of a human torso, will grow to the size of your hand. It’s also called a “tree lobster” — that’s how big it is.



A link to the article which also shows one of these guys hatching is well worth a click and 7 minutes of your life marvelling at how utterly brilliant, and, resilient nature can be.

Tree Lobster hatching.

Dammit, my apologies, i hadn't seen the original thread.
edit on 23-5-2012 by The X because: (no reason given)




posted on May, 23 2012 @ 05:38 PM
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