This is a Ravine Trapdoor Spider. The scientific name is Cyclocosmia truncata Can you believe that this the back of a real spider? what a curious- and beautiful- little thing this is. A Ravine Trap Door Spider
Six-Legged Giant Finds Secret Hideaway, Hides For 80 Years by Robert Krulwich, npr: Amazing story of the Lord Howe Walking Stick (Dryococelus australis) with a video of a baby hatching from an egg. -I read this article the other day.
One day, an owl landed on a skateboard that was left outside, and the owl stayed on as the board moved. Brian saw that the owl was enjoying the skateboard experience and so he bought the owl his own miniature board.