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(BBC)   I saw a turtle (get eaten by a giant Japanese water bug)   (bbc.co.uk) divider line 43
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2011-05-27 02:01:25 PM
Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water....
 
2011-05-27 02:36:49 PM
Hey nature? Go fark yourself.
 
2011-05-27 02:49:41 PM
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I Like Turtles!
 
2011-05-27 03:40:59 PM
i253.photobucket.com

GET AWAY FROM HER YOU BIATCH!
 
2011-05-27 04:39:40 PM
Lethocerus species can grow up to 15cm long, are nocturnal and can fly, relying on the light of the full moon to migrate.

AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!
 
2011-05-27 04:58:14 PM

vartian: Lethocerus species can grow up to 15cm long, are nocturnal and can fly, relying on the light of the full moon to migrate.

AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!


Did you miss this part?

They possess a venomous bite which they use to subdue prey and are occasionally known to bite humans
 
2011-05-27 05:03:59 PM
...and are occasionally known to bite humans,

That turtle is about the same size as a big toe.
 
2011-05-27 05:14:26 PM
Lethocerus species can grow up to 15cm long, are nocturnal and can fly, relying on the light of the full moon to migrate.

They possess a venomous bite which they use to subdue prey and are occasionally known to bite humans, resulting in a burning pain that can last several hours.


Yeah, i'll be sleeping well tonite.
 
2011-05-27 05:19:55 PM
I'll be in the corner, crying and rocking myself.
 
2011-05-27 05:22:52 PM
I was fine until the "known to bite humans" part.

I'm glad I live in Montreal. We don't have bugs like this. I couldn't put up with poisonous snakes and spiders, giant flying cockroaches, huge walking stick things, scorpions, tarantulas and giant bees-nest mutilating hornets found in other places. In fact, we really don't have anything to complain about here (aside from poutine which mother nature had nothing to do with...).

Didn't people once eat something like these (alive) on one of those fear factor type shows?
 
2011-05-27 05:35:28 PM

ThreeSixNine: I was fine until the "known to bite humans" part.

I'm glad I live in Montreal.



Heh, wrong.
 
2011-05-27 05:43:37 PM
IrateShadow: Heh, wrong.

Oh well, I'm off to Nunavut!
 
2011-05-27 05:45:37 PM

IrateShadow: ThreeSixNine: I was fine until the "known to bite humans" part.

I'm glad I live in Montreal.


Heh, wrong.


thanks alot. going by that and what they eat and live my yard is ground zero. i have a small stream that is loaded with crawdads. i will no longer be going outside after dark
 
2011-05-27 06:23:50 PM
They're also known to enter humans through the anus, lay it's eggs, and then exit through the penis.
 
2011-05-27 06:24:30 PM
files.sharenator.com
 
2011-05-27 06:25:44 PM
I saw one of those once here in Michigan.

I love big bugs. I thought it was beautiful.

I was also glad it was dead.
 
jvl
2011-05-27 06:27:17 PM

JRoo: I'll be in the corner, crying and rocking myself.


Mind if I join you? I promise not to whimper too loud.
 
2011-05-27 06:39:20 PM
Once the radiation gets to them we will be well and truly f*cked.

Anybody remember that scene from "Damnation Alley"?
 
2011-05-27 06:52:03 PM

IrateShadow: ThreeSixNine: I was fine until the "known to bite humans" part.

I'm glad I live in Montreal.


Heh, wrong.


Any idea what their range is? I've lived on the west coast most of my life and never heard of those things before.
 
2011-05-27 06:52:33 PM

ThreeSixNine: I'm glad I live in Montreal. We don't have bugs like this. I couldn't put up with poisonous snakes and spiders, giant flying cockroaches, huge walking stick things, scorpions, tarantulas and giant bees-nest mutilating hornets found in other places. In fact, we really don't have anything to complain about here (aside from poutine which mother nature had nothing to do with...).


We had them in Maine, granted they only got up to about 3 inches or 8 centimeters. Our biology class would collect dead ones after a night football game. They would be attracted to the lights.
 
2011-05-27 06:59:31 PM
We should make them extinct
 
2011-05-27 07:08:07 PM
fusillade762: Once the radiation gets to them we will be well and truly f*cked.

Anybody remember that scene from "Damnation Alley"?


I also remember a movied called "Bug" from 1975 about a bunch of mutant cockroaches that could start fires. At one point near the end of the movie the cockroaches line up and write "we live" on a wall.
 
2011-05-27 07:11:28 PM

Meatzilla: I Like Turtles!


came for this
 
2011-05-27 07:12:37 PM
ShawnDoc: IrateShadow: ThreeSixNine: I was fine until the "known to bite humans" part.

Any idea what their range is? I've lived on the west coast most of my life and never heard of those things before.


I read that it's across North America (Newfoundland to British Columbia to Utah, Nevada, and Florida) including Mexico.
 
2011-05-27 07:14:23 PM

ShawnDoc: IrateShadow: ThreeSixNine: I was fine until the "known to bite humans" part.

I'm glad I live in Montreal.


Heh, wrong.

Any idea what their range is? I've lived on the west coast most of my life and never heard of those things before.



we have them all over the interior of BC. See them all the time while out fishing. Usually 2 - 4 inches in length. I've seen them eating minnows, tadpoles, etc.
 
2011-05-27 07:22:11 PM
Damn nature, you scary!

/oblig.
//true
 
2011-05-27 07:46:50 PM
images.wikia.com
 
2011-05-27 08:32:49 PM
"The species is listed as endangered by the Japanese Environment Agency following serious declines over the last forty years, reportedly due to habitat loss and water pollution."

I wonder why.

/Good riddance.
 
2011-05-27 09:00:45 PM
"Multiple L. americanus have been seen to hunt and then share the same prey animal."

And they hunt in packs. That's just great.
 
2011-05-27 09:34:28 PM
Riding a motorcycle without a helmet must really suck.

/and you thought june bugs were bad
 
2011-05-27 09:39:01 PM
Came for Kent Brockman, leaving dissapointed.
 
2011-05-27 09:44:43 PM
Damn Nature, You Scary!
 
2011-05-27 09:59:03 PM
Srsly nature...

www.meh.ro
 
2011-05-27 10:02:51 PM
I had a healthy (!) phobia for a lot of bugs while growing up, but always harbored a special level of gibblies for water bugs
 
2011-05-27 11:26:03 PM
So much for going to sleep
 
2011-05-27 11:30:56 PM
Nightmares...seriously...NIGHTMARES!!!
 
2011-05-28 12:01:21 AM
Okay, my turn for the cool story.

This one night, about two years ago, I was up really late playing World of Warcraft (I know, I know) in the dark, in the loft of a multi-story condo I was renting. It was in suburban St. Louis, but bordered a few acres of heavy woods.

So I was typing something with both hands, and reached back for my mouse. Like I said, it was dark. I suddenly felt a burning, shrieking pain near the little bumpy-bone part on the inner side of my right wrist, near the base of my thumb. I immediately knew I was being stung by something, so I swatted it and cursed.

Went into the upstairs bathroom and found the proboscis and head of an assassin bug stuck in my wrist. I pulled it out and left it on the bathroom sink counter and washed the wound thoroughly. I turned all the lights on and went back to my computer, but never found the body of the thing. Just its little head and forelimbs.

It hurt for days!

/CSB
//Stopped WOW in 2009, haven't played an MMO since.
 
2011-05-28 12:30:09 AM

UseUrHeadFred: Went into the upstairs bathroom and found the proboscis and head of an assassin bug stuck in my wrist. I pulled it out and left it on the bathroom sink counter and washed the wound thoroughly. I turned all the lights on and went back to my computer, but never found the body of the thing. Just its little head and forelimbs.


OK, first:
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!

Second, from the wiki:

Some assassin bug groups specialize on certain prey groups, such as ants (feather-legged bugs - Holoptilinae), termites, or diplopods (Ectrichodiinae).

Some blood-sucking species, particularly Triatoma spp. and other members of the subfamily Triatominae (e.g., Paratriatoma hirsuta) , are also known as kissing bugs due to their habit of biting humans in their sleep on the soft tissue of the lips and eyes; a number of these haematophagous species, located in Central and South America, are able to transmit a potentially fatal trypanosome disease known as Chagas disease (American trypanosomiasis).



You're lucky you weren't in South/Central America

/glad I live in Seattle
 
2011-05-28 12:35:59 AM

Marine1: Srsly nature...


Not getting where the hate is coming from. You'd think FARKers would be used to this after the "camel spider" episode.
 
2011-05-28 01:03:33 AM
And they said there would be no negative impacts on the environment from Fukushima...
 
2011-05-28 11:51:05 AM

BolloxReader: L. americanus


Heh heh, heh heh. You said "anus."
 
2011-05-28 02:23:18 PM

ThreeSixNine: fusillade762: Once the radiation gets to them we will be well and truly f*cked.

Anybody remember that scene from "Damnation Alley"?

I also remember a movied called "Bug" from 1975 about a bunch of mutant cockroaches that could start fires. At one point near the end of the movie the cockroaches line up and write "we live" on a wall.




Scenes of which were filmed in the recently-vacated Brady Bunch house!
 
2011-05-28 04:58:26 PM

brap: GET AWAY FROM HER YOU BIATCH!


Now *THAT* is what I like about FARK. Excellent brap, excellent.
 
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