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Yikes, just returned back from holiday and have a stowaway in my suitcase!

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pollypentapeptide Thu 28-May-09 18:39:22

A massive beetle, very pretty but what the hell do I do with it?

Tempted to put it into the garden but would this be reckless? it is not native to England (well I don't think it is)

Yuck!

littlelamb Thu 28-May-09 18:40:24

<<faints>>
err, I would kill it. Or report it to the RSPCA> Don't release it into the wild.

belgo Thu 28-May-09 18:41:29

phone local zoo.

belgo Thu 28-May-09 18:41:55

what does it look like?

pollypentapeptide Thu 28-May-09 18:42:17

perhaps I should put in to a shoe box with my knickers (which is where I found it tucked up) - obviously likes them grin

Should I hang on to it and ring the zoo in the morning

I am trying to find a picture of it!

pavlovthecat Thu 28-May-09 18:42:39

where have you been? I would agree kill it, or if not ethical to you call rspca for advice. Or keep it as a pet grin

FabulousBakerGirl Thu 28-May-09 18:43:23

Phone the RSPCA once you have identified it.

mascaraohara Thu 28-May-09 18:43:32

eeewwww. you are braver than me I would freak!!

pollypentapeptide Thu 28-May-09 18:43:36

The wings look almost as if they have a metallic appearance but with rainbow colours on them. Pretty, but not one I have seen here.

SammyK Thu 28-May-09 18:43:52

I would put it somewhere it can't escape, like a secure shoebox. What country have you come from anywhere nice? {nosey} smile

There must be a website to fnd out what beetle it is surely?

pollypentapeptide Thu 28-May-09 18:48:02

We stayed in Crete, saw lots of critter, glad we didn't bring back a gecko

belgo Thu 28-May-09 18:48:13

yes put it in a box with grass an d leaves. What do beetles eat? What size is it?

TheProfiteroleThief Thu 28-May-09 19:09:08

seriously?
RSPCA?

pollypentapeptide Thu 28-May-09 22:41:56

Ok, in shoe box with leaves and grass cuttings. Will have a think in the morning and decide what to do (secretley hoping that it will die overnight)

Have unpacked rest of suitcase rather cautiously wink

belgo Fri 29-May-09 07:40:42

Have you looked in the box yet?

BonsoirAnna Fri 29-May-09 07:45:28

Drown it or burn it.

dilemma456 Sun 31-May-09 19:54:21

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