Last night my apartment was visted by a mature, female dobsonfly []. Being my first encounter with the humungous, vicious-looking insect, I was scared crapless and shuffled past it as quickly and quietly as possible as I carried SCUBA equipment and birthday presents into the building.

Upon recounting my horror story of being accosted by giant insects my cube neighbor instantly identified the creature. Apparently they’re harmless (to humans anyway). I’m just glad it wasn’t a male, if I had seen the mandibles on one of those, I would’ve gotten in my car and headed back to P-town (see pictures by following the link above, if you haven’t already).