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huge and hairy - ID please

Posted by dvdnj z6 NJ (My Page) on
Sun, Aug 22, 10 at 19:50

I have a vacation home by a lake in a heavily wooded area in NE PA. I arrived yesterday to be greeted by a "huge" (probably around 4" long) what I thought was a silverfish on my bathroom wall -- very long antenna, and somewhat furry. It did not have a lot a legs like a centipede, but its body appeared hard-armor-like; brown with black stripes. I don't like killing any creature so I got a paper towel to capture it and send it outside, but to my surprise it had huge hopping back-legs like a katydid and scared the daylights out of me when it went 'flying' across room -- certainly unlike any silverfish I had ever seen. I have a broken foot so I couldn't chase it around the bathroom, so it had to see its demise :-( -- I'm sorry to say. I wished I had tried to photograph it first! It was like something from prehistoric days! :-) Any thoughts, you guys?

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RE: huge and hairy - ID please

Oh, man....I was hoping for a scary picture with that kind of lead in! ;-(

RE: huge and hairy - ID please

yeah -- I wished I had not been so frightened by it and had taken a moment to photograph it. Doing an internet search, I've come up empty handed, so I'm really kicking myself now!

RE: huge and hairy - ID please

I was thinking the same thing rhizo. Thought we were going to get a glimpse of Sasquatch.

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