This little "monster" was hanging on the wall next to my back door!
The last time I saw one of these, I was a teen. My Pop found one in the garden.
We put it in a jar and I poked it with a piece of a carrot.
Those pinchers went right through the carrot!
This is a Stag Beetle. Approximately 1.75 inches in length.
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