Wednesday, June 27, 2007

The Rainbow Scarab Beetle

Looking at the rainbow scarab beetle one would'nt think it could fly. Like the bumblebee it looks aerodynamically impossible- like a volkswagon with wings. I've seen them take wing on several occasions and each time it appeared as if it were doing so for the very first time. Once it struggles and lifts itself off of the ground it goes wherever its shiny metallic wings and the breeze carry it. The other day I was sitting on the front porch at the camp updating my notebooks when one came barreling out of nowhere and ran smack into the side of my truck. With a loud thud it ricocheted and then headed straight into the side of the house bouncing once again and then crashing to the ground. It stumbled around as if in a daze and then struggled to once again become airborne just missing one of the front porch posts disappearing to wherever. They're beautifully decorated beetles and nice to look at, but they ain't got no business flyin'!

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