The X-Files

This is where crazy stuff that happens gets recorded for posterity.

Mega-Bug

We found this crazy huge beetle in our driveway. According to my trusty Audubon Field Guide to North American Insects and Spiders it's a Giant Root Borer. I swear to you it was over 3 inches long... and the book says they can fly.

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Arachnophobia

I was about to jump in bed when I saw this thing run across the floor. It was the largest spider I have seen in a house. It was fast! It ran like crazy, but I was able to capture it under a pint glass. It kept doing these creepy jumps like it was trying to attack us through the glass (OK, maybe he was just trying to escape). I didn't just put it out in the yard, I took it all the way across the street to release it. We think it was some version of a Wolf Spider, but it was on the large side (bigger than an inch) and my book doesn't put any of them in California...

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