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Old 08-04-2014, 05:12 PM   #21
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Yikes! It looks nasty. I wonder if it could be fed to the rattlesnake that I encountered today on a short hike.
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Old 08-04-2014, 06:22 PM   #22
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I'm convinced the "giant beetle" in the video and what my daughter has eating the roots of her trees is a palo verde beetle. Although she has no palo verde trees, the beetle apparently has a taste for other tree roots as well - which may account for the 'plus size' designation:
Yeah - and once I noticed West Texas - there is probably some palo verde around anyway - we even have some down here. But as you note - it'll happily eat other stuff!!
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Yikes! It looks nasty. I wonder if it could be fed to the rattlesnake that I encountered today on a short hike.
I'm sure the snake would be delighted. What do you think young (small) snakes eat?
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