Every Friday Nicola chats to Jesse Mulligan from Radio New Zealand about the not-so-cuddly critters that need our attention.
The Rangatira spider
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11 May 2018
This spider measures up to 12 centimetres long and loves to munch on wētā. They don't use the usual method of webs to catch their food, instead they pounce.
They are found on Rangatira island and two other islands within the Chathams. This means there is a slim chance you will ever encounter one.
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