Stag Night

Stag Night

Observation - Stag Night - UK and Ireland. Description: I'm luckily to live in a well wooded area of Bournemouth, as it's a real stronghold for Stag Beetles. Found a couple of freshly emerged males on the garden path in the afternoon - looked after them until evening, as there are lots of corvids in the area t

I'm luckily to live in a well wooded area of Bournemouth, as it's a real stronghold for Stag Beetles. Found a couple of freshly emerged males on the garden path in the afternoon - looked after them until evening, as there are lots of corvids in the area that would make a meal of them. The larger specimen repaid me by showing off his wings a few times whilst making some test flights. I was also foolish enough to put my thumb in his jaws to see how hard they can bite. I can confirm it's REALLY hard - almost drew blood! :)