This guy’s been hanging out on the front porch for several days now. Don’t know where he came from or why he’ s hanging out on the brick. He’s alive, I checked.
I also looked him up with my fearsome Google skillz, and he is apparently a Ponderous Borer (Ergates spiculatus), a large pine borer beetle that lives on dead and dying trees. Well okay then. And that’s my finger for comparison, not my kid’s. Big bug.