|Project by Mike Chapman||posted 03-26-2010 10:00 PM||2093 views||9 times favorited||23 comments|
Common Name: Ozark Lumber Bug
Scientific Name: Oakus-Ridiculous
Habitat: Sawmills and Lumberyards in the Missouri Ozarks
Description: A rarely seen reclusive creature. Typically lurks in saw-log trimmings and wood slabs. First observed by M. Shcwing in 2005. The specimen on display was captured by Mike Chapman at the Elliott Forestry Sawmill near Roby, Missouri on March 26, 2006.
Caution: There is no known antidote for the bite from this creature. The hapless victim typically displays obsessive behavior toward power tools and frequently indulges in compulsive buying. Victims have been known to retreat to woodworking shops for long periods.