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spaniel
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Posted: 31 Mar 2006

Found this don't what it is due to lack of knowledge, and answers would be great

thanks

Ian


Tony Phelps
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Posted: 31 Mar 2006
In Darzet we calls 'em devils coach horse, but someone will tell you the scientific handle.

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GemmaJF
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Posted: 31 Mar 2006

Ian Devils coach horse Ocypus olens

did it arch it's tail at all an exude a white liquid?

 

 


Gemma Fairchild, Independent Ecological Consultant
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Posted: 31 Mar 2006

how did you do that Tony? must have beat me too it whilst I was typing


Gemma Fairchild, Independent Ecological Consultant
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Posted: 31 Mar 2006
We used to call them devils coach man or just the devils beatle in Suffolk. My sister told me they would squirt venom in my eyes and make me blind.. didn't stop me liking them though
Gemma Fairchild, Independent Ecological Consultant
spaniel
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Posted: 31 Mar 2006

As usual fast replys many thanks for them. It didn't squirt any liquid but did arch it's back it was under on of the tins!

 

Ian


Alan Hyde
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Posted: 31 Mar 2006
Ooh aar them old wives tales eh. Squirt Venom? When I was a kid I was told they were oil beetles that could squirt oil
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*SNAKE*
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Posted: 01 Apr 2006

one thing for shaw don't put your finger at the front end

   

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Jeroen
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Posted: 01 Apr 2006
Well, there is of course the bombardier beetle (Brachinus crepitans), producing noxious substances like hydrogen peroxide and hydroquinones, but I doubt even that one is any threat to Homo sapiens. At worst a burning finger tip, I guess. Never encountered it, actually.
Jeroen Speybroeck
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