Comments On - Attack of the Figeater

Annie, Houston, TX
Posted: 3/21/2013 7:20:02 AM
I started hiking at a nearby preserve this fall, and I have had horrible experiences with a big bug circling and buzzing aggressively at me. I always put on bug spray, but so far running is all I can do. The last time I went it would not stop though! I was running and jumping and yelling. My hiking partner acted like I was overreacting/crazy but it hasn't gone after them yet. It's been making me so anxious while I hike, it's miserable. This is the only thing I've been able to find about it though. I wonder if it could be that they're protecting eggs or something.
Victoria, Dallas, TX
Posted: 10/25/2012 3:51:39 AM
Wow--I had the exact same thing happen to me in the small picnic area near the business park where I work. It is very unsettling as the beetle came directly for me and sometimes just hovers in front of me...other times circling wildly around my body. This has happened on several different days. Thanks for sharing and making me feel less crazy and paranoid.
Janice, San Diego, CA
Posted: 8/10/2011 1:17:41 PM
Audrey, I'm sorry. I have to confess that I had to smirk just a little at your encounter with the dreaded June Bug. I don't really have any advise on how to rid your tomato patch from the guard bug. We have them here in Nebraska but they are not aggressive and always stay far away from humans. The frost in the fall usually kills the life cycle for the year but then again it also kills the tomato life cycle as well. I sure hope you find a way to rid garden of the pesky bug as I wouldn't want you to miss out on the tomato harvest.
David, Omaha, NE
Posted: 8/9/2011 7:11:15 AM
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