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    Question Cool Bug...

    Okay, here's one for you. What kind of bug is this? My best guess was either a praying mantis or a grasshopper of some kind. It's belly is camoflaged against the pole. He sat nice and still and let me take several pics. I am wondering if this is what has been eating my tender new growths off my dens out front. Hmm....

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    I found it it is a Wheel Bug. EEK Freakie lookin. I'll post a link. Have Fun,Rich

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    Thank You! How cool is this one. It eats bad bugs...bring em on!!

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    Cool-kind of reminds me of a dinosaur.

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    These are really nifty bugs! They are part of a group called Assassin bugs. In addition to attacking their intended prey, they can an will "assassinate" humans. I know. And it hurts like hell. I just read that some people can have severe reactions to their saliva or whatever it is they inject. Fortunately for me, it was only terrible pain.

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    Wow weird looking bug. Reminds me of some aliens I saw on a movie once.

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    Well looks like others beat me to it. Some types of assassin bugs can get quite large and as Jason mentioned, some can deliver a rather painful bite.

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    I won't be picking any up...i'm a big wuss about bugs. When I see a bug (in the house) I generally go get the husband to kill it.

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    Oh Connie...I was just a happy young little Jason riding in the backseat of my grandmothers car when suddenly.......!*@*!(*#@(!@ POP! on my shoulder....I never saw the cute little thing until afterwards! Grandma didn't believe me and said, "Well those things don't bite!" MMHMMM....sure. Just watch your lounging chairs.

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    I will be watching my chairs...lol...you can bet! I was explaining to a friend that although i refer to this bug as "cool"...that is because it sat nice and still. If it had begun moving i'd have taken off. I'm not into bugs at all.

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