I woke up this morning to find a huge bug in the shower. I’ve seen one like it in the outside laundry room just a week or two ago and was quite impressed with it then also.
UPDATE – thanks to one of my readers, it has been identified as a peppered roach, or archimandrita tesselata. They are sometimes kept as pets!
It looks harmless, just really big. I didn’t see any stingers or fierce teeth or anything scary, but I’m still not touching it. I scooped it up in a jar and took it outside. It tried to open its wings in the jar, and when I put it on the edge of the patio it ran to the center.
I managed to get a couple photos outside before it decided to run again. The last I saw it was heading for a dark corner of the laundry room at a surprisingly fast pace.
When we lived in Florida there were those palmetto bugs that look like giant cockroaches. I always knew when one was in the shower when I heard from down the hall “Mommmmmmm help! a BUG!” I think my daughter would have been even less pleased to find one of these in her shower.
Just when you think you’ve seen all the bugs around here, you find a new one to surprise you! As many bugs as there are here though, I doubt I’ll ever see them all.