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I keep finding these in my minnow trap.  They are about 1". Anyone know what they are, do they bite, do they sting, do bass eat them?

 

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If anyone knows that, it's you, L! LOL

(Although I dont think even Cajuns would eat predatory water beetles!)

They live in a swamp, after all. Along with all the usual stuff, Nature offers them all sorts of other "comestibles." And when you're hungry enough, most anything looks good.

Jen, There are quite a few alligator gar in the water I was fishing!!!! It was only about 3.5' long but it set me up in my tube now I weaR LONG PANTS!!!! This fellow was caught not far from where I was fishing!!!!!!! Not worried about bugs now, Eh!!!!!!

Oh thats just ugly!!!!!!

I used to find these things in my swim pool and would scoop them out. They can even withstand harsh chlorine shock to a pool so figured they wouldn't be good to swim with.

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