Friday, June 24, 2016

Fear Of The Unknown




YIKES!

It seemed to be a good subject for a B & W until I realized it had color.

I have no idea where it went after I took these...fear of the unknown in my own backyard!




saying and sharing...

8 comments:

Gail said...

We call these Popping Beetles. If you touch them, the just jump or "pop" a way any direction. A good protective trait to have. Great picture.

Sandra said...

OH NO... gail says they POP but who would touch one to find out... yikes... i came to see if your wrote a post about me since FEAR is my middle name and my second middle name is Paranoia

Ann said...

For this I need to steal your saying.....HOLY MOOSE POOPS!!! I've never seen anything like that and it looks huge.

Lady Fi said...

Wow - that thing is huge. Nice shots.

Sandi said...

eeeeeeeek!

Stewart M said...

Great insect! I think its a sort of Rove Beetle - the pop that other people mention is caused by a 'peg' that fits into a 'hole' between two parts of the body, when the peg pops out it make the beetle flick away! Cunning!

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

Dragonstar said...

Fascinating pictures - would have looked good without the colour.

Betty said...

Isn't he an ugly bug. I took a picture in my backyard a little while ago. I believe it was two lizards mating. Either that or the one was killing the other. I like to think it was the first.

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