Did we mention the female is a scarabaeidae dynastinidae, also known as a rhino beetle?
The insect ate her way out of a package inside the San Francisco International Service Center and began crawling on the mail conveyor belts.
Alberto Perez, a mail handler, was walking by when the beetle dropped to the floor, brushing him on the shoulder. He used a piece of paper to push the beetle into a plastic bag, which he took to nearby Custom and Border Protection agents.
Regulations prohibit the beetles from being mailed internationally, and permits are required to ship them domestically. The insects can devastate crops, so the state confiscated the beetle caught by Perez.
Distribution Operations Manager Leticia Capristo praised Perez, who also received a letter of commendation from James Jarman, a CBP agriculture specialist.
“I commend you on your vigilance and I thank you … for helping us protect American agriculture,” Jarman wrote.
Source: USPS News Link