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Giant Water Bugs



I never seen one that I remember until the other day in the parking lot of all places. I see they are also called Toe Biters. Anyone ever been bitten by one of these Ugly Mofos.














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Teyeger
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ever been bitten by one of these Ugly Mofos


Nope but prolly would scream like a bitch if I did. I hate bugs more than snakes.






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fishfighter
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I saw them, but never that big.





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Kill it with napalm






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Teyeger
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JTTF





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Crawdaddy
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Belostomatidae are fierce predators which stalk, capture and feed on aquatic crustaceans, fish and amphibians. They have also been found to capture and feed on baby turtles and water snakes.[1] They often lie motionless at the bottom of a body of water, attached to various objects, where they wait for prey to come near. They then strike, injecting a powerful digestive saliva with their rostrum, and sucking out the liquefied remains. Their bite is considered one of the most painful that can be inflicted by any insect
Occasionally when encountered by a larger predator, such as a human, they have been known to "play dead" and emit a fluid from their anus.[2] Due to this they are assumed dead by humans only to later "come alive" with painful results.[2]







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OldSouth
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Occasionally when encountered by a larger predator, such as a human, they have been known to "play dead" and emit a fluid from their anus.


Give me a break I needed a day off from work!






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Langston
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Been in many bodies of water and never saw one that big or with anything coming out of their anus. Kinda glad.





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Nascar Fan
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CoastieGM
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Holy Shit!





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mylsuhat
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At first I was like... um, ok nothing to see here




Then I saw pic #2






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skidry
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Was trying to catch grass shrimp for bait once, reached into the net blindly to remove contents, jerked hand out, screamed like ten year old girl, threw contents down inside the boat, threw net halfway across canal never to be recovered. Hurt like hell. Wish I had video.

ETA: in reading the bite description, I'm not sure it was the same bug. There was no lingering sting or infection, just intense pain at the moment.



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Crawdaddy
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These things hunt down Frogs, turtles, fish, small snakes, and your toes.


And they Fly



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bayoudude
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I have seen those before. frick THOSE THINGS





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greasemonkey
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we have some here that looks like that but are nowhere near asd big.
I caught one as a kid and was squezin in my hand to keep it from escaping and it bit the shite out of me.

It was like a pinching bite though not a sting with lingering effects. Hurt like hell






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