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Saw this Swimming around Underwater in a stream by my house. What is it??? - Hydrophilus

Saw this Swimming around Underwater in a stream by my house. What is it??? - Hydrophilus
Bulverde, Comal County, Texas, USA
June 1, 2010
Size: about 3 inches long.
I saw this at the same park I walked to last night. There is a small stream that only flows after a Good rain and it has been flowing for about 2 weeks now. I was walking down the side of the stream at night useing my flashlight and saw something swimming around in the water. I have Never seen it in this stream before, my Husky was walking around in the water and when I saw this I called her out of the water. It has legs Only in the Front of it's body and the 2 claws you see in the picture, it keep sticking it's tail up to the surface of the water and looked to be Breathing through it's Tail!!!

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Saw this Swimming around Underwater in a stream by my house. What is it??? - Hydrophilus Saw this Swimming around Underwater in a stream by my house. What is it??? - Hydrophilus

Ken's right
Moved from ID Request.

Beetle Larva
Maybe a Water Scavenger Beetle (Hydrophilidae) like this one:



Wait for expert confirmation to be sure, though.

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