?Giant stag beetle
We are enclosing photos of what we think is a giant stag beetle. We found him this evening in our yard in Lexington, NC being knocked around by our neighbors cat. When we tried to get him into a container to bring him in for a photo, he reared his head up and used his pinchers to grab our stick. Will you please let us know if we are right. thank you,
This is indeed a Giant Stag Beetle, Lucanus elaphus, and it looks like he didn’t fare so well in his encounter with the cat.