A nature lover has revealed how he spent two days tracking down a giant insect on a remote New Zealand island–and got it to eat a carrot out of his hand.
Mark Moffett’s find is the world’s biggest insect in terms of weight, which at 71g is heavier than a sparrow and three times that of a mouse.
The 53-year-old former park ranger discovered the giant weta up a tree and his real life Bug’s Bunny has now been declared the largest ever found.
He came across the cricket-like creature, which has a wing span of seven inches, after two days of searching on a tiny island.
The creepy crawly is found only on Little Barrier Island in New Zealand, although there are 70 other types of smaller weta found throughout the country.