We have lived in Texas for 6 years now, And in those 6 years I have seen some pretty crazy things,
Snakes ( lots of them ), Turtles walking through the yard, Tarantulas in my home, spiders that I swear take one look at me and lick their chops, cattle that have horns that are so big I wonder how on earth they can even hold up their heads.
But I can honestly say that up until today I had not seen anything quite so beautiful, but freaky as what Rang Tang encountered in the Dog food bin this morning.
this is how it all went down
Rang Tang: WHAT THE HECK!!!!! Grasshopper come here.. OH MY GOSH!!!
Grasshopper: What NOW!!! ( walks into the garage ) HOLY COW!! WHAT IS THAT THING?????
Rang Tang: I don't know but its FREAKY...
then there was alot of running back and forth from the garage and the bedroom.
Rang Tang: YOU PICK IT UP.. I AIN"T TOUCHING IT.....
Grasshopper: Its not going to bite, MOVE... Wait hand me that shovel. ( someone thought they were tough )
then they both come running up to me...
CAN WE GIVE THIS TO DADDY FOR HIS BIRTHDAY???????
me: what, stand back I can't see. HOLY MOTHER OF GOD!!!! WHAT THE HECK IS THAT SUCKER???????
Grasshopper: ( in his best Hermione voice ) It's a Tiger Beetle. I read about them in my insect book.
Me: THAT SUCKER IS HUGE... AND WICKED COOL....
so here is a picture of the Martian that landed in our Dog food bin
After some actual research via the WORLD WIDE WEB ( I always think of Optumis Prime when I say that )
it is in fact a Cottonwood Borer... Which makes total sense since we have a ton of Cottonwoods in our yard.
so I can now add this to yet another crazy thing seen in Texas