Oscar and the critter

8/8/2008:

(Hey, that sounds like a great animated movie title!)

Anyway, here’s your weekly look at the Hoboken411 Mascot (my dog Oscar).

Last week we were walking along Washington Street, and something caught his attention. A roach on the street! How often do you see that?

Anyway, it seemed to have come running out of either Navarra nail salon or the Charrito’s Mexican Restaurant next door.

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I did not let him eat the bug, in case you’re wondering.

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15 Comments on "Oscar and the critter"

nacholibre
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nacholibre

I would entitle that photo, “American cockroach / Oscar, foreground” circa 2008

bornandrazedinhobo
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bornandrazedinhobo

I guess the Mexican food at Charritos is really authentic! With the roach you feel like you are really eating in Mexico!
I’ll think twice about drinking the water next time there!

elainetyger
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elainetyger

It is an American cockroach aka waterbug. I tried to post the wikipedia link to that but I guess that made the comment get blocked for now.

It lives in the sewer and comes up after heavy rain or flooding. You might find them in your basement now and then if you don’t completely cover or screen your sump pit.

escaped68
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Its a roach,i have cicaidas in my yard and they don’t look like that.

elainetyger
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elainetyger

It looks like an American cockroach, aka waterbug. You see them a lot in basements where the sump pits are not completely covered with a solid lid or a fine mesh screen or where flooding has occurred. They live in the sewers and come up when access out of the sewer is available, especially when there is waste lying around it.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_cockroach

If you live in a flood zone and they creep you out, you can get the glue boards sold for mice and make a circle around the spot where they are coming up into your basement. In our house (in a flood zone), they come up once in a while after the heavy rains and become instant cat toys.

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