|Proboscis extended - Carlos Marzano|
The two pair of hind legs are widened like paddles to help it swim somewhat slowly in the water. At rest, it frequently hangs head down just below the water surface. It has a tube which can extend out its posterior abdomen, serving as a snorkel to breathe as it surveys the water below for dinner or danger.
|Male carrying eggs plus a few mites on the head- cjfrogandco|
As You have probably guessed by now that they are capable of administering a painful bite, but they generally play dead when scooped up carefully without pressure. This specimen was headed for the 5th grade WOLF School so it was on its good behavior.
* Belastoma attack on a garter snake video