Well, the info sure is interesting but I have to be honest and admit, I'm not a big fan of creepy-crawlies and this one isn't particularly pretty! In fact, it looks like he may be related to the cockroach! EEww!
One thing I did notice, though, on both those sites, is that they contradicted each other on one point. The first link says that weta are found in other Southern Hemisphere countries besides New Zealand. <img src="/images/graemlins/wink.gif" alt="" /> Yet the second link (the kids' one) says that they are ONLY found in NZ.
As long as that 3-pound (or whatever!) insect isn't found scurrying across MY floor......