Granddaughter Monica was here Saturday. She went outside to talk to Sadie, who was on the tie-out leash at the time, and soon called to me from the back door:
"Grandma, if you have time, come and look; I want to show you something!"
I stopped what I was doing and went to see.
It was as big a walking stick as I have ever seen. (Check out the link... these critters can regenerate a leg, and the females can have babies without a male around (but they only have FEMALE babies, without a male).
Wow! So we measured him (or her).
Six inches! Yep, that's a BIG bug. Good catch, Monica!