Tarkine Giant Cray on the loose!

Meet Asta! (from Astacopsis gouldi), more commonly known as the Giant Tasmanian Freshwater Crayfish, is the largest invertebrate in the world, and probably the largest crayfish puppet in the world.

Populations found in Tasmania’s Frankland River which flows through the Tarkine in the North West of the state are typically a blue-white colour, possibly due to higher natural levels of copper in the water. Old growth forests flanking Asta’s natural habitat have been under threat by logging, which causes runoff. Asta is a puppet co-created by The Bob Brown Foundation in partnership with Snuff Puppets.

If you snap a pick of Asta before she snaps you, #Tarkine #craycray #worldheritage #forests @stkildafest @BobBrownFndn

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