Thursday, July 08, 2004

Say Hello to my Little Friend

It's no dog, but I now have a pet



She's a scarab, but I love her. I've put some old banana in her container, but I suspect she's holding out for rotten cantaloupe. Bitch.
The Eastern Hercules Beetle

7 Comments:

Blogger Nick O'Rette said...

She fell down my chimney, and into my heart. The second half of that sentence is metaphorical.

She eats rotten fruit, and lives in rotten logs. She's about 1 and 1/2 inches long, 1/2" across, and a good 1/2" tall. When she breathes, it's audible. Ancient Egyptians sneak into my room at night and worship her.

July 8, 2004 at 5:03 AM  
Blogger Nick O'Rette said...

She's smeared a banana paste all over herself & her cage. She smells awful.

July 8, 2004 at 2:54 PM  
Blogger Monseigneur said...

The joys of living on a farm. Was she enjoying a bit of rotten fruit on top of your chimney? Where is she living now, in the kitchen sink, or have you made a scarab terrarium?

July 8, 2004 at 7:50 PM  
Blogger Parsley said...

Does she bite? Has she any natural predators?
I would be very cautious taking her out for walks, but that's the Jewish grandma in me.

July 8, 2004 at 8:17 PM  
Blogger Nick O'Rette said...

Her color has now darkened considerably, from a bright olive to a dark olive brown (evocative). This might be the effect of the rotten banana she's slathered on herself....

July 9, 2004 at 4:50 PM  
Blogger Nick O'Rette said...

She can suspend her entire body on one little leg. Also, if you bother her (by blowing on her), she makes this mad sighing noise. I've lived within 120 miles of here my entire life, and have never seen a BUG of this size. Boyos, anybody else ever see something like this scarab?

July 9, 2004 at 5:01 PM  
Blogger Nick O'Rette said...

Had to let her go. She was turning black and moving really slow, and also she was cursing me under her breath. Also, I'd never given her a name, and that was starting to bother both of us. (It would've been "Hercule" (Fr.), even tho' that's really a boy-beetle name).

July 10, 2004 at 4:46 AM  

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