I've never seen anything like this (thankfully) in Maine but apparently they are here! The person who found this creature posted these photos on Facebook asking for help identifying this creepy thing.

Photo, Kelly Cotiaux
Photo Kelly Cotiaux

This nightmarish creature was found in Franklin County last week. After being posted on Facebook these photos stirred up quite a reaction. Some identified the bug as a Hercules Beetle, others thought it was a scarab beetle. Some just thought it was big, and ugly, and not welcome near them.

One of the reasons I love living in Maine is our lack of large snakes and spiders other than the occasional wolf spider, but I didn't know I had to worry about these things! What is this!?