So my brother-in-law thought it would be cute to surprise me with this new and not so little friend, leaving it on our back patio for me. I ran for cover when he first alighted, then ran for the camera once he sat still. He was almost 6 inches long, and so big his neck looks like it belongs on a lobster:
No shortage of natural surprises here in El Salvador. Seeing is believing. See more at the Wonderful World of Insects in El Salvador Photo Gallery.