Brown flying beetle.
July 13, 2009
This bug flew into my back door and dropped on the ground, it seemed aggressive as it had pinchers and it acted like it was very defensive. My dog grabbed it, and sadly, it was dead in the morning. It was a pretty big bug, measures almost 1 1/2 length, and 1/2 inch width
We are saddened that this noble Reddish Brown Stag Beetle, Lucanus capreolus, has met an untimely end, but we are uplifted to know that you did not play a part in its demise. Our own feline occasionally catches and eats something we wish had escaped her claws. Judging by the size of the mandibles, this is a male Reddish Brown Stag Beetle.