Found a large, strange bug with a large "stinger" in the living room. What kind is it?
December 15, 2011 7:10 PM Subscribe
I found a large, fast, and strange looking bug in our living room (one
), and I'm unsure as to what type it is. It has a large "stinger" on it's bottom, with very long legs. Do you know what type it is?
posted by jwmollman to science & nature (9 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I am trying to figure out what type of bug I have just found in our living room. I was laying on the couch and noticed the cat run across the carpet chasing after something. When I caught a glimpse of what he was chasing, I noticed it to be a very fast, large bug that ran across the floor and under the couch within two or three seconds. I ran to the kitchen to grab a large wad of paper towels to catch this thing. When I came back to the living room, my cat had chased it under the couch (great). I waited for the bug to run out, but my cat ended up crawling under the couch and chased him out for me anyway.
Once I caught the bug, I threw it in the toilet and had to take a picture of it for fellow Mefites to identify.
This is a strange one I've never seen before. Any idea on what type of bug this is, and if it's at all harmful?