Bugs in the Bedroom . . . on Purpose?

This is not a shocking bedroom discovery; the creature was ordered as a pet! Cornell graduate Summer Rayne Oakes majored in Environmental Science and Entomology — study of bugs — and spreads the world about earth-friendly living as an eco-model (and author) working exclusively with environmentally conscious companies. That's what I call putting her money where her mouth is, as she's also raised more than 200 exotic insects right in her home, from Blue Death Feigning Beetles to Assassin bugs. Scary stuff.

The Madagascar Hissing Cockroach seen here gets its name for a particular trademark sound — it exhales air through breathing holes, a unique trait among insects. Your imagination will have to work for that, as there are no sound effects with this post, but check out more pictures when you read more.

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Most of you said that you couldn't own a giant burrowing cockroach as a pet, but what about this Madagascar hissing variety instead?



Source: Jeremy Frechette

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