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Strange Bedfellow

By ImageryOne
Spotted calmly walking across the bed. He is about 25mm long, and if the dogs face is anything to go by tastes absolutely foul.
He didn't come to any harm by his experience and was released safely outside.
Seen 4 more since then, maybe a hatching?

Tags: Close-up and macro Pets and captive animals Wildlife and nature Oil beetle

Voters: gary_d, Bob_V, Moon_Chaser and 8 more

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gary_d 12 576 13 Wales
26 Jun 2008 1:33AM
No insects were harmed in the making of this image eh, a wonderfull close up, well done. - gary

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Bob_V 12 1 2 United States
26 Jun 2008 1:47AM
Superb macro work.
26 Jun 2008 4:07AM
What a great macro detail Smile

26 Jun 2008 5:06AM
Superb macro shot...looks like a carabid beetle...
challicew 11 1 1 South Africa
26 Jun 2008 7:30AM
Shew, great macro shot!
rontear Plus
16 21 8 England
26 Jun 2008 8:15AM
Beautiful Violet ground beetle, excellent study. Ron.
LynneJoyce Plus
11 22 100 United Kingdom
26 Jun 2008 8:29AM
Lovely shot of a lovely creature, with a great dog-defence mechanism. Well done.

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