Here’s something I wasn’t expecting today. On my way back to the car after the hot air balloon festival (more on that later!), I had to do a double take when I saw this beetle making its way along the sidewalk in Poughkeepsie. It was about the length of my thumb and was reddish-brown in color.
I’m no expert on insects, but after a little research, this appears to be a stag beetle. I’ve never seen nor photographed one before! I apologize to those who do not like bugs and insects, but this was too cool for me to pass up posting.