Since I am living in Florida, I of course have seen my share of really really large insects, some which seem to me to be perverted steroid induced versions of their Northern Friends. Lately I have been seeing these Horned Beetles. Sadly, when they for one reason or another get flipped on thier backs, they aren't easily able to right themselves. THis does seem to me to be kind of a genetic flaw, and I would think they wouldn't survive but so far they seem to be surviving well in Florida.
I've righted the same one (or what I think is the same one, seen in the same place, who really knows.) 3 times in the past two days. At first I was a little squeamish about the insect and the intense pincers. (Teulu often will pick one up and suddenly spit it out because the bug really has some powerful pinchers…) But I was thinking after my third righting of this bug that possibly this is going to help repay my Karmic debt…. Maybe. At any rate, the beetle was a lot happier it seemed upright.