As I close my mouth
the beetle leaps in, and I
crunch on carapace.
Has it come to that? You are eating beetles now? 🙂
I'm not sure how to comment though I've done it myself! And I know you don't have the luxury of running water and a bottle of dettol! Mine was a large Singaporean cockroach…
Cockroaches can get pretty large…
I remember as a child waking up to them crawling over my face in New Guinea, and dreaded the loo at night, as turning the light on got them flying.
Dissecting one at uni was cool though.