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Waterlogged stag beetle pupa from Lake Michigan. About 1.5 inches long. For some reason, the "add a video" field isn't letting me add the link, but here's a video I took of it trying to dig itself into the sand: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=thmaCaEQ...
Sandy beach, Lake Michigan, Manistee County
Found this crazy dude washed out of the sand at the Lake Michigan shore. He was waterlogged and not doing well, but I brought him inside and dried him off. For hours I was sure I was too late, but then he started wiggling again! I kept him in an appropriate habitat for weeks, but he had trouble shedding his pupal skin and unfortunately didn't make it. It was still a very interesting find; I admit I thought it was some strange aquatic creature at first!