Hissing Beetle on the Back Patio (Video)

I love Thailand’s variety of wildlife if you haven’t noticed.

Yesterday I found a golden tree snake going across the street and a really cool caterpillar (pic below).

This morning I found another large beetle on the back patio area and when I tried to roll her over on her stomach again she hissed at me! I told my girlfriend and she said that it’s a sugarcane beetle, a female.

I ran and got the Sony Cybershot camera that wasn’t stolen during the robbery and did a short video-clip. You can hear it hiss. Is that cool or what? I know that not everyone is into this as much as me. But I do see the download numbers and I think it’s mostly 6th grade classes in the midwest that are downloading the wildlife videos.

No matter. At least we’re all on the same wave-length.

This hissing beetle .wmv clip is about 7Mb and should download quickly.

Author: Vern

I'm an American expat living in Thailand. I like to write informative pieces about life in, living in Thailand, including topics like: Thai People, Thai Culture, Nightlife, Technology, and I have published a lot of photographs, videos, and even books on Thailand that you can find at ThailandeBooks.com. There are many photographs of Thailand here - feel free to share with attribution (a link back to the home page). All written content on this site by Vern Lovic. Contact me at Google+.