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    So there I was last night, curled up on the couch with the beetle blocks for the umpteenth time. Hours passed and I got thirsty so I went to the kitchen to grab a bottle of water. Lo and behold, there was Beetle - I didn't have to find him, HE came to ME!! He was scurrying across my kitchen floor as fast as his little beetle legs would take him. Since he had no criminal record that I know of (other than breaking and entering my kitchen, but I'll let him slide this once), I set him free. Now he'll have the opportunity to finish beetle high school.....go to beetle college....meet a lady beetle....have beetle babies....Doing this good deed made me feel all warm and fuzzy inside.
    OK in all seriousness, who's going cross-eyed from turning the book every which way to examine those pesky blocks from every angle?! *raises hand*
    woodgrains and borders and letters, OH MY!

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    That's funny!

    This morning when walking into my bathroom, crawling across my floor was a beetle. Every beetle I have ever seen in my area is alway copper red. This was ready...

    greenish brown, with dots and lines. When I looked square down at his/her back it looked as if the dots and line made a face that was laughing at me! Like ha ha you can't find me!

    It remains the 1st bug that I have not killed in my house in jar in the kitchen with some greens from outside.

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    Unfortunately, there were no beetles to meet and greet here .

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    Quote Originally Posted by grandmama
    Unfortunately, there were no beetles to meet and greet here .

    Uh - that would be "fortunately" to me. Usually the only beetles I come across are of the roach variety. NOT PLEASANT. One of the hazards to be expected when living in Florida.

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    I did find a picture of the type of beetle that is now in my kitchen, ot's a christmas beetle:

    http://www.ento.csiro.au/Ecowatch/Co...arabaeidae.htm

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    Mel-

    My grandma in Florida calls them palmetto bugs, which just sounds so much better than cockroaches, doncha think?

    Man, you guys grow them big there! I've seen some that need collars!

    Happy hunting,

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    Actually, I thought Palmetto Bugs and roaches were a little different. Palmetto bugs are like three inches long, while roaches are typical anywhere you go. We get both, once in a while.

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    We also have some construction going on very close to our house - I think that's the reason we've seen so many creepy crawlies in our house lately. I find about 3 or 4 spiders a week in our house and an ant here or there too. I'd never even seen a beetle until last night!
    I think it's a sign - spiders...beetles...ants....maybe I was supposed to have one of these tokens

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    OMG that was one big nasty looking beetle-my skin is crawling...ewww!
    "Use what talent you possess: the woods would be very silent if no birds sang except those that sang best."

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    last night I was watching a movie at home and my boyfriend brought home dinner. so im sitting there, eating broccoli, and the dog runs up to me with a HUGE beetle in his mouth. I screamed, cuz it was gross, and dropped the broccoli.
    once i calmed down, and picked up the broccoli, i noticed that it looked EXACTLY like the tree on 71!!
    I know thats the grasshopper tree, but seeing as that could be disputed, i think its the beetle tree!
    i know its a sign and im on the right track

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