Oh but he didn’t intimidate me! This gorgeous creature is a Giant Green Metalic Ground beetle…nippers and all.
Found crawling thru the grass under an oak tree I HAD to pick it up and TRY to get a photo. I got assistance from a young man who I’d shown…..this bugger can NIP!
Length~ As long as my pinky finger
How long it stayed still~ 1 second
Where it went~ Don’t know…it RAN TOO FAST
NE Kansas, USA, 6/1/13 with my pocket Olympus camera!