||[Jun. 5th, 2008|09:32 pm]
An attempt at a passable WTF_nature post - hopefully educational, witty, with a nice picture. Nightmare inducing & more killer rep for Australia a bonus.
Disappointingly, my lack of a camera at the time, and the understandable reluctance of a large carnivore to hang around with the kind of person who says "hey, large carnivore in my van with me, where's the camera?", I missed out on getting lots of lovely photos of a very VERY large and very pretty Blepharotes coriarius.
"'What is a Blepharotes coriarius?' I hear you ask."
Imagine a fly, the size of the palm of your hand. Make it hairy, and a vivid black, white, and orange colour scheme. Give it googly eyes as big as the rest of it's head, a charming white handlebar moustache and a beak as thick as a pencil lead with which she stabs her prey in the chest and injects nerve poisons & digestive enzymes.
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