A "photo journal" from the seat of my wheelchair

Is it an Alien or a Dinosaur?

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This is a “Wheel Bug”, part of the Assassin Bug family. It eats other insects, including caterpillars. It has a fang on the front of its head that it uses to “stab” its prey. It WILL “stab” humans if it is handled casually or annoyed. The “stab” from its fang is very painful.

I encountered this strange looking creature on the bridge as we were crossing Sunday morning on our walk. I’ve never seen anything like this before, so I’m incredibly glad the shot came out so well.

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6 responses

  1. What an interesting creature πŸ˜€

    August 5, 2013 at 7:12 pm

  2. Fascinating critter. Fantastic picture.

    August 5, 2013 at 7:21 pm

    • Thanks. Never saw such a thing before, don’t really want to again. πŸ™‚

      August 5, 2013 at 10:13 pm

  3. Very cool!

    September 18, 2013 at 1:28 pm

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