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by netty on September 10, 2006 01:28 AM
I found this bug in a bucket of water after a rain. It's 3 inches long and I wanna know what it is!
I've NEVER seen a bug THIS big!
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by netty on September 10, 2006 01:47 AM
OK, so after calming down I went to "what'sthatbug.com" and found this to be a Giant Water Bug or Toe Biter. They are the biggest true bug in North America. Yuck.

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by afgreyparrot on September 10, 2006 05:31 AM
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Toe Biter
...and I see someone's toes in that picture! [shocked]

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Buckle up! It makes it harder for the aliens to suck you out of your car!
by netty on September 10, 2006 08:06 AM
[Big Grin] I didn't even notice that!!
I was in a panic after I found this because I thought it was a beetle. Our old Maple that we cut down was full of huge grubs and I thought might be the larva of this thing. And I had also hoped that it wasn't an Asian Longhorned Beetle because it would have been the first to be found in this area.
I ended up letting the ugly thing go, but AWAY from the house and pool!!

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by afgreyparrot on September 10, 2006 09:06 AM
I bet you are wearing shoes now! [Big Grin]

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