Ok, that’s not it’s technical name. But trust me. It was big. And icky. And nasty, too.
This is an Eastern Cicada Killer. Aaron found this in my backyard a couple of days ago. I kind of freaked because the kids were playing very close to it and they were barefoot.
This is the first time I’ve ever even seen one of these and I don’t know if there’s more. But I think I’ll enact a “no bare feet in the backyard” rule for the rest of the summer. Emma won’t like it, that’s for sure. She never keeps her shoes on for more than a minute or two. But I’ll risk a tantrum, rather than have her step on one of these.