UPDATED: Giant water bug found in New Glasgow

Published on May 15, 2014

NEW GLASGOW - Annie Reddick on Frederick Street in New Glasgow had never seen any bug like it in 83-years.

UPDATE: Jim Shaw took a couple photos yesterday at the family pool in Black Point, Pictou County. It also looks like a giant water bug (see photos).

Jason Desmond of New Glasgow holds up what appears to be a three-inch long giant water bug or commonly as toe-biters that was found near the property. Desmond said it was captured after scratching at the front door.

Also known as a toe biter, the large insect is known to pack a very painful bite.