Darby encountered a new creature in the backyard tonight. A stink bug.*
We have lots of them out here in the foothills outside San Diego.
But, I have to say this was one of the largest ones I've ever seen. Easily the size of my thumb.
Darby didn't get her nose too close, but she tried getting it with a paw before giving up and letting it walk away toward the canyon.
* OK--so I guess it isn't really a stink bug: http://insect-collector.blogspot.com/2009/03/tenebrionidae.html