Good morning everyone here is this weeks extreme creature.
The Shield-Backed Katydid, know what a katydid is????????
If not it is a cricket, it is found in Australia throughout rain forests on the Cape York Peninsula. Why are they extreme, well they are 13cms long.
Katydids are very gentle creatures; if you find one and put together the right type of habitat, and feed it every day you can easily keep it as a pet!
Shield-backs do eat plants, and some are agricultural pests, but they are also scavengers on dead insects and are active predators, including on their brethren. They also eat fruit.