Monday, October 22

bugged

Updated with yummy scientific yet made-up sounding information!

Just in time for Hallowe'en.

We got an email from my In-laws this weekend. They sent us a photo:

I guess my SIL came home to find this waiting in the house.



What?

You aren't scared of that?

Not impressed?

You don't feel the urge to pull your feet up and squeal just a tiny bit?

Maybe if I put it in perspective for y'all:

"give me your pin number and no one gets hurt"

Feel free to faint. I did.

I'd move if that entered my home. I'd just give it the keys, cancel the paper, sign over the deed, and be glad I lived to tell.

I never said anywhere on this blog that I was brave. Trust me, I'd do one of those "scooby-doo" running in the air exits if something half the size showed up on my doorstep.


The fact that my In-Laws took pictures before having it arrested for breaking and entering astounds me.

Writing this post sets me up for teasing by my related readers but holy heck I had to scare, I mean share the photo because OMG THAT F**KER IS HUUUUUUUUUGE!

UPDATE:
So many folks asked what the hell this beast is and I hate to break it to my local peeps, but this photo was taken in Ontario.

SB swears it is a water beetle so I decided to start by googling water bugs. And heck on a stick, it's called a giant water bug or it uses the fancy pants name of "Lethocerus americanus" (hee, I typed anus). The beast eats tadpoles, frogs, salamanders, crayfish, fish, and unruly children. Okay the last one is a lie but according to SB, these things bite and hurt like a mo'fo'.

24 comments:

daysgoby said...

Eh. Meh. Not so big.

(Of COURSE I'm kidding. Actually, I now have this INSANE URGE to go sweep out and spray all the corners...just in case, you know?

crazymumma said...

Between you and Kittenpies little spider problem...

but ya. That is pretty darn big. They live down south? i hope?

ali said...

sweet jesus.
thank the good lord we don't have those in toronto...

Jenny said...

It's even worst when you realize those little fuckers can fly.

nomotherearth said...

Holy crap.

And did you read the story about the lady finding a 7-foot python in her toilet? SHE ALMOST SAT DOWN TOO.

JaniceNW said...

What kind of monster bug is that? I found an earwog on the carpet yesterday and made my 19yo kill and dispose of it!! I'm no fool!

mamatulip said...

What the fuck is it?!

SciFi Dad said...

what the hell is that?

and more importantly, did they save it so Bumper could have a ride on it?

Janet said...

Yeah, what is that?

Perhaps if it has its own credit card, it could take your SIL out for dinner to make peace.

Just a thought.

jennie said...

Seriously, what is that? And what do you do if you find one? Move? Because I would not touch that. Ever.

Kyla said...

Are those pinchers? It looks like it could lop off a finger or toe. Yee-ouch!

Alley Cat said...

mmmmmmmmmm tasty!

Redneck Mommy said...

I just spent good money (and time) hunting the city, looking for dead bugs to give to my son.

Dead bugs behind a glass frame, of course.

That one looks like it could be king of my son's colony.

I'd have run screaming from the house and refused to reenter....

Major Bedhead said...

Is that a stag beetle?

Judas Priest. Note to self: Do not Google stag beetles when you don't like bugs. Moron.

Whatever it is, it is Dis. Gus. Ting. And now my skin is crawling.

Heather said...

Yeah, thanks for the creepy-crawlies going up and down my spine. Blech!

b*babbler said...

Holy crapola.

I just shared with Mr Babbler and we are both fully freaked out.

Aiyee!

I don't even want to contemplate the sound that thing would make being smooshed. Makes my stomach roll just a little bit thinking about it.

mothergoosemouse said...

I've seen those in the basement of the Pentagon. And one fell out of my BDU shirt sleeve - AFTER I put it on - one morning in San Antonio.

Assertagirl said...

Please tell me the photograph wasn't taken in Bowmanville. Because if it was taken in Bowmanville I don't think I'll ever sleep in this town again.

kgirl said...

ok, the whole time i was looking at this in bloglines, i was like, don't click through... don't click through...


and then i did anyway! why?! why?!

i am not reading this post. i am just assuming that your sil lives in some tropical exotic land and such things DO NOT exist anywhere near where i live.

GAH!

Naomi (Urban Mummy) said...

That gives me the major heebie jeebies. I shudder just THINKING about it.

Ugh.

Ick.

Don Mills Diva said...

I am so not scared of bugs but OMG that is HUGE. I'm kinda freaked out.

something blue said...

I'd Scoobi doo out of there too. Go away bugga bugga.

JayJenny said...

I just had to come over and check out your blog at my friend Rusti's encouragement and whoa, I hadn't planned on getting sick in my mouth a little. I'm with you, that's way nasty!! Despite the gross factor of this one post, I think I'll be back. I've heard very good and funny things about you and your blog. I just wanted to say HI and offer you an invitation to my own blog if you're at all interested. ;)

kittenpie said...

Oddly, this doesn't bother me at all. It looks kind of beetle-y and interesting. Bow if it was a spider that size? I'd be moving.

(and also - I posted this comment before, and now it is gone. Boo, blogger!)