Archive for July 31st, 2016

Staghorn Beetle Salvage Operation

This resembles nothing so much as a “developing country” shipbreaking operation:

Stag Beetle vs Ants - rear

Stag Beetle vs Ants – rear

For all I know, the ants haul the carcass into position, blow the scuttling charges to loosen the armor, andĀ sink it in a convenient spot on the driveway:

Stag Beetle vs Ants - side

Stag Beetle vs Ants – side

The hulk vanished later in the day.

This is the season for staghorn beetles; the one we spottedĀ a few years ago was in much better condition.

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