Look Who I Found Chilling Out in My Yard

Jimmy was leaving for work the other afternoon and found this guy chilling out. This Elephant stag beetle looks fierce and scary, but despite his big size, he was no threat to anyone. About 2 inch long, he was just sitting there. He didn’t move around. He didn’t try to bite. He just chilled out.

An Elephant Stag Beetle Chilling out in my yardWe tried to see if he would snap those pincers onto a stick, but they didn’t move. They were for show for us. But after looking them up, it is move for fighting against other stag beetles.

An Elephant Stag Beetle Chilling out in my yardAfter taking the chance to show the kids and teach them a few things about bugs in general, we left him be sitting on his rock. We did move the rock from the main walk area to a side section by the shed. We wanted to make sure he wouldn’t be bothered by children running or flying basketballs.


  1. He’s a beauty – I’ve only ever seen black ones!
    Erika’s Wordless Wednesday – Victorian Kitchen

  2. Interesting, they remind of the beetles on the movie “The Mummy”
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  3. What an awesome find! Awesome captures, too! :)
    Happy Wordless Wednesday!
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  4. Great photography to capture him just right!!
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