water scorpion?
I found what I thought was a dead walking stick in my pond in Myakka City, Florida. Surprise it was alive and there were two of them. Are these water scorpions? Do they really bite? They didn’t seem very aggresive when I touched their front legs.

Hi Lis,
These surely are Water Scorpions in the genus Ranatra, and they really will give a painful bite. Your photo is totally awesome.

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