Idaho is still wild enough that once in a while a new species is found. Last week, a new species of fairy shrimp was found in some dry lake beds that are seasonally full of a few inches of water. This species of fairy shrimp is huge, as fairy shrimp go, measuring in at a whopping 3 inches.
The playas, as these mud holes are called, are on military land, so the local idiots on their 4 wheelers and ATVs can't go tear them up, so that's good.
I think I saw a movie where things like this were a foot long, and would clamp on your face and lay eggs in your stomach.