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staccyh 7 years ago

Hi everyone, thanks for the nice words and all the questions! I've added a second photo to show some of the smaller beetles that I found on this piece of dung as well - not sure if those are the babies/males/females?! Logan - the smaller ones were around 1 cm- 2 cm in size and the beetle in the main picture was about 3.5 cm - 4 cm big. I was trying my best to take as many photos as possible, but these little guys burrow quite quickly! (especially because the dung was so fresh) :) Lauren I'm not sure what dung this belongs to - from the animals found on the reserve I think it might be red hartebeest dung.

Ava T-B
Ava T-B 7 years ago

Dung beetles navigate at night by using the Milky Way!

Dilan Chathuranga
Dilan Chathuranga 7 years ago

Nice spotting!!

LaurenZarate 7 years ago

I can smell it, just looking at the picture! Amazing.

LaurenZarate 7 years ago

Wow a really fresh perspective! Did you see the male? Whose dung was it?

LuckyLogan 7 years ago

Awesome staccyh! How big as it? Did you get anymore pictures?

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Midvaal Local Municipality, Gauteng, South Africa

Spotted on Dec 26, 2013
Submitted on Dec 26, 2013

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