Invasive Feces!! - Groover Beetles
So last summer I did a trip down the lower salmon river. We were having an awesome trip and we ended up camping at Blue canyon left. Well that night I went to use the groover and to my utter horror found about 2,000 "Groover Beetles" in the groover rooting around and basically going to town. What made it even crazier was the fact that whenever you opened the lid to do your thing, they would try to escape by flying out. So you would try to sit down and 20 beetles covered in crap would try to fly up into your butt. Needless to say using the groover was intimidating, even for a seasoned river rat. We made it down to the snake and camped for our final night and even more of the beatles flocked to the groover. If you wanted to crap you had to piss on the Beetles to put em down kind of and then get a quick one in. In Asotin there were numerous other parties emptying their scat buckets and joking around about the beetles and how many there were. Not sure if this is an annual thing. I have done the lower salmon probably 7 times, mostly in late august, but this trip was at the end of july.
Does anybody have more info on these crazy creatures? I have seen them on other rivers but there is normally just like one or two in the bucket, not 2,000.
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