I took this photo on the front path of our Church in the Karoo today. It is a so-called tok-tokkie beetle -- a member of the tenebrionidae
family. It is called a tok-tokkie because it communicates with other
beetles through tapping on the ground. It is a harmless, good-natured beetle. You may click on the image to enlarge to 460k. OBSERVATION: Not to be confused with the game tok-tokkie, which is knocking on a door and running away!