This morning, as I was hanging laundry to dry, I found this fine fellow at the bottom of my clothes peg bin.
He was such a strapping thing that initially I thought it was a plastic bug my kiddo had misplaced. Nope. The legs gave a bit of a wiggle and I knew he was the real deal. I felt sort of bed for the guy, he was pretty sluggish and looked a little 'dented'.
P.S. So, I guess this guy is a member of the scarab family. He likely lives in a hollow of one of the old trees that we have on the grounds. Apparently you can keep them as pets! If I find another maybe we'll feed it lovely things for a while before sending him back out to fend for himself.
Maybe an Eastern Hercules Beetle (Dynastes tityus)? Sure is a beaut!ReplyDelete
oh my. I for sure am creeped out. esp after throwning my book halfway across the yard when one of the "beetles" came flying at me ..... imagine flailing arms and much girly shrieking.ReplyDelete
OMG I have never seen a beetle that big! I don't know if we have any that size here in Pennsylvania or Jersey. I'm so glad you took pictures!ReplyDelete