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(Permalink) Posted: April 28 2008,16:26   

Not quite in my backyard but I thought I'd share...

I saw my very first velvet worm last week

This is the Tasmanian Giant Velvet Worm (Tasmanipatus barretti), a monster of almost 75mm!!!111
This is a rather rare species only occuring in an area of 600 square km up in the north east of Tasmania. Luckily for me I was out with a friend who knew exactly the kind of habitat to look in.

Here's a shot that gives a better sense of scale

After reading about these and seeing them on TV documentaries it was very cool to see one for real. :-)

   
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