Nature Ramble

This is not so much a Ramble as one of those things you see while out for a walk.

I have been AFK for a few days, I was not a well puppy (result of the walk).

While walking (actually a fast hobble with my walking stick) to work on Thursday, I saw one of these.

I had never seen one before. I am fully familiar with regular cockroaches, they are a fact of life here in Brazil.

This beastie was rather large as you can see by the comparison with the hand. No, that’s not my hand, no, I did not pick it up. I figured when they get that big, they could have teeth.

I was surprised when googling to discover what I had seen, that while this one doesn’t bite, it does hiss. It comes from a line of Madagascan hissing cockroaches.

I’ll tell you one thing, if the beastie had turned on me and ‘hissed’, I would have turned tail.


2 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Alex Jones on October 20, 2012 at 7:50 pm

    That will freak a lot of people, me too.



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