Filed under: nature, photography, wildlife | Tags: beetles, bugs, critters, gross, insects, nature, outdoors, wildlife
warning: this post has a bug!
so i go outside last night with my dogs and right as i let them out i see this….
this giant beetle! last summer my freak out on a scale of 1 to 10 would have been an 8. this time, since my entomology friends have been convincing me how cool ground critters are, it was only a 5.
i rush the dogs in and grab the camera. in retrospect, it is easier to sweep a bug away after you have blinded it with a flash. had i done that with the giant 5 inch beetle last summer, it wouldn’t have put up such a fight, clinging to the cement and repeatedly walking towards me and all.
anyway, as i said, i grabbed my camera and snapped it. then to show you how huge this thing was, i found a penny and took another picture…
then, uploading the shot, i realized that the beetle i thought was like THREE inches long, was not much bigger than a penny. s’ok, they could still do a number on me, i’m sure!
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