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.
You aren't scared of that?
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:
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!
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'.