Wednesday, April 25, 2012

last legs

last legs by Wanderfull1
last legs, a photo by Wanderfull1 on Flickr.
So I'm on my way to work when I see a couple kneeling over something on Centre Street bridge. The guy was trying to take a photo of this big fella. When I asked them what they were doing, the guy figured he had found a cockroach. I thought maybe it was a June bug. The poor thing was on its last legs and died as we captured its final moments.

Add on... did a Google search and think this is  a Giant Water Bug.  A really, really big one that could eat birds.

Naturalist Seabrooke Leckie wrote an interesting blog about finding these  Monster Bugs for the first time.