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Creeepy!
OK what is this thing. This jumbo sized beetle-thingy was going toe-to-toe with my cat for a while and the scary part is I wasn’t sure who was going to win. I managed to rescue the it once the cat backed off and put it outside but it seems to have taken some serious damage as it no longer wants to move or do much. But living up here in Maine I rarely see bugs this large.
Brent

Hi Brent,
This is a Giant Water Bug or Toe-Biter. This is one of several images we have received lately with what appears to be Toe-Biters making off with cash.

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