OK….I know that Florida is known for bugs. And everyone knows about Palmetto bugs…they can be quite large. To be honest, I haven’t seen very many of them. But today, taking “Small Dog” out in the yard, I encountered something truly horrifying! So creepy, I spoke out loud to “Small Dog” ! I said, “Holy Cow, ‘Small Dog’ did you see that?” We promptly came inside.
I’ve heard that Alligators have been around since the dinosaur days. Well, I think that this hornety, waspy looking thing must have been left-over from the Land Before Time as well. It was so big, you could hear it’s wings flapping! Seriously! It was about 2+ inches in length. Wish I would have had my camera, but I’m not sure I’d want to wait around for it to land on something.
I think it was this… Scary thing is, that seems about actual size! :-O
As far as I could tell, it might have been a Cicada Killer Wasp….nice name, huh? (Image courtesy of Purdue University link)