Facebook Mystery is Seed Pod, we believe

Subject: What is this bug!?
Location: Las Cruces, New Mexico
November 12, 2013 1:18 am
This bug was found by a friend of a friend on their friend’s kitchen table. I’m not sure if it’s even a bug. It definitely looks like something not of this world. I’ve named creature. My wife is convinced that a lizard and a walking stick or daddy long legs have successfully mated. Either way can you help us find out what we live next to?
Signature: Scared S.O.B. Nathan C.

Probably Seed Pod
Probably Seed Pod

Subject: Weird bug
Location: Las cruces nm
November 12, 2013 10:41 am
What bug is this is it dangerous?
Signature: Cs

Subject: What is this?
Location: Las Cruces, NM-on top of a kitchen table
November 12, 2013 4:41 pm
I found this picture of a bug on a friend’s facebook. A lot of people have looked at it but we can’t figure out what it is. We are concerned if it’s poisonous or dangerous.
Thank you,
Signature: idash89

Dear Nathan, Cs and idash89,
Your Facebook Family contains a few What
‘s That Bug? readers, and we will try to solve this problem.  This is not a bug.  We believe it is a seed pod of some type.  Perhaps a botanist in our readership will be able to provide additional details.

Hi Daniel,
The person who found this said it was “walking”. Any ideas?
Thanks idash

Hi idash,
We do not believe this is a bug.

Yet more identification requests
Subject: Unknown Bug
Location: Las Cruces, NM
November 12, 2013 10:47 am
This bug was found by a woman in our area and everyone is arguing what it may be. We are completely stumped. It appears to have spikes coming off of it, and a stinger on its end. The envelope is for a size comparison. Thank you 🙂
Signature: Tanya

Subject: ID this bug please
Location: Southwest New Mexico
November 12, 2013 9:04 am
What is this insect or spider?
Signature: Dustin

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