Thursday, August 13, 2009

Hercules, That is One BIG Bug!

Continuing on with my mom's Big World Assignment....and I may be writing about Costa Rica for a while, since there was so much great wildlife there!
Moving on now to another creepy crawly bug!

This is the HERCULES Beetle! It is also known as the Rhinoceros Beetle, and it is native to Costa Rica. This beetle can get up to 6.75 inches long! It is named "Hercules" for it's amazing strength and can carry up to 850 times it's weight!

Some of the locals near the Del Monte banana processing plant were showing these beetles to tourists.

Mom was too scared to hold one, so she took a picture of someone else on her tour holding one.

Mom! What happened to a "hands on" Report? What kind of Big World Reporter are you? Are you a Scaredy CAT?

Before you go, please sign my GUESTBOOK, and stop by my JB's SMALL WORLD too, thanks!


Deetz said...

Thats a big bug, JB
I mean, you could put a saddle on it and ride it, very scary!
I don't think I could sleep in Costa Rica with those things crawling around.

Angel, Kirby and Max said...

That is one big bug or a small hand or both! Your Mom is very brave!

Anonymous said...

OMC!!!!!!!!!!!!! Mom did not like that ONE BIT!!! MOL!!! Is that your mom's hand?!? If so, she's CRAZZZZZZZYYYYYYYY! You wouldn't catch our mom with something like that! Oh yeah, our mom said it looks like it can be used as a can opener! Be lucky you're not near that could eat ya for breakfast!

Deefor said...

Very scary. I've seen doggies smaller than that. I don't blame your mom for not wanting it on her hand!

Reese =^..^= said...

I just fainted!

Jenny said...

Those are huge. I think I would be ok seeing one if I knew it was there, but as soon as I found one crawling in my bed....yuck.


NAK and The Residents of The Khottage said...

What kind of mom lives with KHATS and is afraid of a beetle like that?!?



Teddy Bear said...

JB, that's HUGE! I'm glad your Mom didn't hold it. I would've been scared!

Teddy Bear

myonlyphoto said...

JB omg this bug is giant, I wouldn't hold one too for life of me, lol. But you know this is actually interesting bug to photograph. Thanks for sharing, now I know that bugs can be that big. Anna :)

Simba and Jazzi said...

Our Mummy has run away to hide.

Hope you had a good weekend.

Jazzi and Simba xxx

4 Boys and a Lady said...

What a cool beetle! Our Ma would love to have held one (so she thinks, but we bet we should be a scaredy bean if she actually had the opportunity.)


Quilt Works said...

Yikes! You so brave to hold it!!!

Quilt Works said...

Yikes! You so brave to hold it!!!

Dino and Family said...

Yikes! That is super scary! I would be afraid! Love, Dino

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