Insect I.D. please

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Walking across the yard I found this fellow. I've seen them before but have no idea what kind of insect it is. I suppose it is a beetle of some sort. Upon sitting him down for his portrait he instantly assumed this position and kept it the entire time.
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Nikon 990
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Whoaaaaa, hate to meet up with that in the middle of the night with bare feet!!!! :eek: Those are serious mandibles!!!! Gee, Jarrell, you shore do grow 'em big down in the South, don't ya?
 
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OMG What have you found now Jarrell...lololol

I used to know the name , but forgot.

Harry or Bob will know
 
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OMG What have you found now Jarrell...lololol

I used to know the name , but forgot.

Harry or Bob will know
Jeff says it's a Stag Beetle. I thought the name had something to do with horns or antlers and was thinking it was called an Elk beetle or something like that. Wrong!!
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OMG What have you found now Jarrell...lololol

I used to know the name , but forgot.

Harry or Bob will know
Hi Jarrell, I have not seen one of those fellas in about 20 years, it is a Stag beetle. See link below, and last but not least, I absolutely love the shots - Jeff

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stag_beetle
Thanks Jeff. I really do have to make the 125 mile ride back to my daughters to get my camera case, that I walked out and left on the last visit. It has all the lenses for my dslr, well... I do have the 50mm... including the closeup stuff that would have been ideal for this...
:Depressed
Thank you for the link!
Jarrell
 
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