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Mmm, nature... - Diary of a Necromancer
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Mmm, nature...
For tonight's WTF? Moment, I was walking home from a knitting-group when I saw what I thought was a mouse trundling along a curb as I crossed the street.

When I got closer, it was a beetle. The size of a mouse.

It's probably a good thing that my insect issues are well-defined and specific. And that I didn't have a cup on me to capture it in for further study. I swear, if I had a cameraphone these things would stop happening to me, man...


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kreutzmarie From: kreutzmarie Date: September 8th, 2010 06:17 am (UTC) (permalink this entry)
There is only one explanation for this.

Obviously someone's got a nuclear reactor stashed away in their basement for their horrendously predictable mad scientist type schemes, and it's leaking, therefore creating said numerous 'encounters' with these biological anomalies.
ljgeoff From: ljgeoff Date: September 8th, 2010 02:40 pm (UTC) (permalink this entry)
Ok, I just spent half an hour looking at pictures of beetles. It seems that most likely, your beetle was a member of the Rhinocerous Beetle family.

The info on the Rhino beetle and it's kin is that they don't sting or bite.
robling_t From: robling_t Date: September 8th, 2010 08:24 pm (UTC) (permalink this entry)
...No, it had a very well-defined abdomen (the size of a freaking pecan), and I did check for head-appendages as an identification aid but it wasn't anything obviously in the rhino-or-stag line... Was nearly that size, though.

Edited at 2010-09-08 08:25 pm (UTC)
silver_chipmunk From: silver_chipmunk Date: September 8th, 2010 05:43 pm (UTC) (permalink this entry)
Awesome! Cool!
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