Friday, February 17, 2012
The Biggest in Mexico - Elephant Beetle (Megasoma elephas)
While we were eating, Ryleigh had a fit...jumped up on the bench and was pointing at the floor. Ah, yes, there on the middle of the floor was an elephant beetle.
We have no pictures of today at all. It's really too bad because Ryleigh's face was priceless. Maddy went after it with a plastic water bottle, then suddenly realized she might want to drink out of it later, so switched to a shoe...which she threw at it..scaring away the beetle. It promptly scurried into the bathroom where we could not find it.
hahahahaha, The thought of the beetle will most likely keep the girls up all night. They started to talk about statistics of how many bugs people eat a year without even knowing it. I think they will sleep with their mouths shut tonight. lmao
Here are a couple of youtubes of the Elephant Beetle, mostly found in western Mexico, especially in the forests near Puerto Vallarta.