Okay, this is pretty exciting. Not for me, but for beetle lovers.
I was outside this afternoon walking around. I looked down and there was this huge black beetle trying to make it’s way through the grass. I have no idea what it was doing there, but it didn’t look like it belonged. I decided to ignore it and move on.
As I made my way down the hill I was on, I happened to see another large black beetle, but this one wasn’t as big as the last. It was the same type of beetle, just a little smaller. I got all sorts of excited and ran inside to get a container to catch both beetles in.
I got a container and ran back outside. I found both beetles and put them in the container. The smaller one immediately jumped on the back of the larger one and got into a compromising position. I am assuming it was a male, if that exists.
I ran inside to show my better half the beetles. She was disgusted, so I went back outside and let them go. The smaller one flew away and the larger one stayed put so I could get some nice pictures.
If you know what type of beetle this is, please leave a comment. I have seen these things since I was a kid and never knew their proper name.