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    Giant Beetle

    Anybody seen this bug/beetle before?

    My wife was smoking on the porch when he flew in. I think he is there feeding on the bugs that are hovering/dead around my bug zapper.

    I took these pics of him, and apparently he didnt like it, he took off flying right at me, and Ill be honest I ran like a little girl.
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    Giant Water Bug...woulda made me puddle my britches too...
    (The wise men of modern thought) adore a god made of putty or of wax - plastic, effeminate, molluscous, with no masculine faculty about him, and no quality that entitles him to the respect of just and honest men, for a being who cannot be angry at wrongdoing is destitute of one of the essential virtues, and a moral Ruler who is not angry with the wicked, and who refuses to punish crime, is not divine. ---Spurgeon

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    Thanks for the info....This would make alot of since We had 7.5 inches of rain last sunday and drizzles all week long. Only 1-2 days this week with sunshine.
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    I shot one of those with my 12 gauge once...
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    I would of if I had mine handy, I took a golf club to it, and that barely phased it. I swear this be on of the biggest bugs I ever seen
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    Quote Originally Posted by TCreacy View Post
    and Ill be honest I ran like a little girl.

    You always have ...









    OK ... fine ... maybe I would have too.


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    Sure figures that them things showed up in TX. Just paid $30 for one on a plate up here last week and they told me it was a New England Lobster.

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    In Brazil we called them Water Cockroach. They will bite too.
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