What the hell is this?
December 2, 2009
I took this picture in March of 2008 when I was in Iraq and this thing was just plain nasty. It’s about the size of my thumb (length and width). That is in fact rat droppings around it and it’s obviously somewhat of a bottomfeeder. Do you guys know what this thing is?
Haditha Dam, Iraq
Though your photo is from Iraq, it is worth noting that we get submissions of Mole Crickets from around the world.
After being severely chastised by one of our readers in a comment, we have decided to try to make things right. Mole Crickets are subterranean diggers that can also fly. They eat plant roots, and they do not feed on rat droppings since they are not scavengers.