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Bug found at the beach
Found this guy today laying on his back at Crane Beach in Massachusetts. We turned him the right way, but the tide kept coming in and turning him on his back. Sorry I couldn’t get a better picture. It looked strange to me seeing this bug in the ocean, but maybe it isn’t so strange? Thanks!

This isn’t the first report we have gotten of Toe Biters or Giant Water Bugs being found in the ocean. They are aquatic, and might be at home in salt water, or perhaps they accidentally found themselves in the sea. At any rate, Giant Water Bugs are found throughout the world and will bite painfully if mishandled.

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2 Responses to Toe Biter in Ocean

  1. Heather Vines Wallace says:

    We found one at myrtle beach!

  2. Lisa says:

    We saw one this morning on the beach in Panama City Beach FL!

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