Comments: Click.....

Heh- we call 'em click bugs.... we have them here, but a little smaller, and more brown than black.

And I hate insects- bugs- hate them with a passion.....I would've screamed bloody murder, too!

Posted by Rave on June 9, 2008 10:50 AM

Not only would I, like Rave, have screamed bloody murder, I'd also probably require a fresh change of knickers.

Posted by Erica on June 9, 2008 01:11 PM

I had to look through your list of things that it could be and make sure you had zombie listed. Heh. You do.

That's just a frickin' ugly scary beetle. I'm sorry, but it is. Nature did a good job with its coloring and pattern. Big black beetles? I'd swish it away. That one? It would get a jump and holler as I did the same. Blech.

The only bug that will truly make me scream and freak out, absolutely freak out, is a flying palmetto bug. Gah! Just the thought of them makes my damn skin crawl.

Posted by Bou on June 9, 2008 01:57 PM

That is well worth a good scream.

Posted by Lou on June 9, 2008 02:37 PM

Really we are laughing with you, not at you ladies. Neat bug Eric.

Posted by Rey B on June 9, 2008 02:50 PM

Yup - that might have even gotten a scream out of me. And given *my* voice, that's saying something....

Posted by Richmond on June 9, 2008 03:29 PM

You should hear my wife screaming for me when the palmetto bugs make it into the house. You know, aka water bugs, according to my wife Giant Cockroaches. Once I smashed one with a shoe so hard it literally exploded bug guts all over the living room. She wouldn't come out of the bedroom for two hours while I cleaned the thing up.

Posted by diamond dave on June 9, 2008 03:57 PM

Wow, what an ugly thing!

Wonder what was going on last night since we found a big bug as well... on our door steps it was crawling... black and shiny all over... the huge stag beetle... with two giant antlers waving nervous in our direction... (Or was it a nervous me when trying to take its picture? ;) )

Posted by Ann on June 9, 2008 04:01 PM

Warning: I'm planning on slasa, chips and beer in about 2 hrs. Results may be earth shattering flatulence.

Posted by Cappy on June 9, 2008 07:24 PM

Excellent example of natural camouflage. Look meaner than what's trying to eat you and you survive. Such is nature. You can admire it one minute and the next minute it can scare the hell out of you. Just a thought.

Posted by Tbird on June 9, 2008 08:44 PM

All that and you didn't even pop a cap in it's ass? Dude... you're gettin' soft.

Posted by RedNeck on June 9, 2008 10:21 PM

I'll see your beetle story and bump it...

Posted by Elisson on June 10, 2008 06:23 AM

You would be running outside once a hour around here,,,the 4-year-old girl screams bloody murder every time she goes down the slide or when her 9-year-old brother squirts her with the water hose (NOT that he would ever do something like that!).

Posted by Michele on June 10, 2008 09:36 AM

Bring out the shovel...for Sam's sake

Posted by Sam on June 10, 2008 12:27 PM

I am a fairly laid back fellow, really

Eric, if you were any more laid back, you'd be dead.

Then you could roam the earth like a zombie!

Posted by Jerry on June 10, 2008 01:04 PM