Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Size Matters

African Giant Snail .Africa does things big and this snail is no exception. Found in parts of East Africa , it can reach up to 8 inches in length.

African Goliath Frog 
Located in Cameroon, it lives up to 15 years and eats everything from birds and snakes to other frogs.

Japanese Spider Crab  Weighing up to 41 lbs, the Japanese spider crab has long been a Japanese fishing staple, and can inflict serious injury with its powerful claws.

Bismarck Flying Fox  Found throughout the treetops of New Guinea, this fruit eater is the largest bat on the planet.

Titan Beetle  Found in the jungles of South America , the titan beetle is second only to the Hercules beetle and can grow up to 6.5 inches.

Cane Toad   Originally found in South and Central America the cane toad is considered a
nuisance  to Australia 's natural wildlife and has few predators because of its toxic skin.

Chinese Giant Salamander 
The largest and most definitely slimiest salamander in the world, it can grow up to 6 ft in length and is nearly blind.

Giant Weta Cricket Found only (thankfully) on a small island off the coast of New Zealand, this cricket is large enough to devour a carrot.

Flemish Rabbit This is Sandy, one of the largest Flemish rabbits hanging out with her pet sheltie.

Huge Rat Killed in Foot Locker Store
This incredibly large rat was killed in a Bronx , NY Foot Locker back in January of 2012. Let's hope this employee got some kind of bonus for taking on the beas
t.

Giant Freshwater Stingray 
These monsters can grow up to 1,300 lbs and are considered endangered in many of their Asian waterways.

Coconut Crabs  Not what you want to see when taking out the trash, coconut crabs have claws powerful enough to crack coconut shells. Needless to say, they're not to be trifled with.

Giant Huntsman Spider 
This bird eating spider was discovered in Laos back in 2001 in spends much of its time in dark jungle caves.
 



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