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stag beetles in kent

Posted: Fri Jun 05, 2015 8:45 pm
by mt bandit
one of the reasons i love it here is these little fellers,
there out at the moment, and they are very rare , only seen in a few parts of england,
this time of the year my garden is like the flight path at gatwick,

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this ones a male,, you can tell by his jaws, he's dead unfortunately, looks like a young fox or badger has had a go at him,
clearly he didn't like the taste of him,,
i don't know why they are only in certain parts of the country, but they get my vote

Re: stag beetles in kent

Posted: Fri Jun 05, 2015 9:30 pm
by Laurence
Very cool, I'm quite envious.. I've always wanted to see stag beetles

Re: stag beetles in kent

Posted: Fri Jun 05, 2015 9:33 pm
by Silver Fox
I saw a Triumph Stag the other day.
Didn't look anything like that one, but we don't have many badgers round here.

Re: stag beetles in kent

Posted: Fri Jun 05, 2015 9:57 pm
by AWJD
I used to see them on the Thames path at Richmond when I lived in London. They used to threaten people as they walked past by pointing their mandibles at them. The most frightening part was when one of the buggers flew past my head!

Re: stag beetles in kent

Posted: Fri Jun 05, 2015 10:20 pm
by mt bandit
or if they fly into you, and get caught in your hair,,
there not the best of pilots ,,
should be round your neck of the woods laurence ,
you need a hot stormy evening around now, just as it turns dusk, and the sky should be littered with them.

Re: stag beetles in kent

Posted: Fri Jun 05, 2015 10:30 pm
by Daj
I am always amazed at the sound they make when they fly. For a little beast it is properly loud!

Daj

Re: stag beetles in kent

Posted: Sat Jun 06, 2015 6:41 am
by twmtomos1
what do they taste like ?

Re: stag beetles in kent

Posted: Sat Jun 06, 2015 7:18 am
by deadgrass
twmtomos1 wrote:what do they taste like ?
a bit beetley.

Re: stag beetles in kent

Posted: Sat Jun 06, 2015 8:07 am
by ellrider
deadgrass wrote:
twmtomos1 wrote:what do they taste like ?
a bit beetley.
Crunchy pie for Cwmdu?

Re: stag beetles in kent

Posted: Sat Jun 06, 2015 8:13 am
by ellrider
mt bandit wrote:or if they fly into you, and get caught in your hair,,
there not the best of pilots ,
That's why we get frogs to fly them around here. :D

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