Look, let's get something straight. I am not the worlds biggest sissy when it comes to bugs, but I'm not David Attenborough either.
Now that that's out of the way, down to business. Living in Michigan as I do, I was quite surprised to find what looked like the spawn of Predator and a cicada living in my back yard. Suffice to say it made me nervous. In one of the pictures below, I have included a cigarette with about 3 drags smoked off of it for sizing.
Please offer insight into the true nature of this animal.