If you're curious about insects and you're not afraid to get up close and personal, WDBJ7 has you covered.
Crawly, crunchy, slippery. Our camera crew walked inside Agnew Hall at Virginia Tech, they saw thousands of insects, most will be part of Hokie Bugfest this weekend.
Big roaches were crawling all over each other inside a fish tank converted into a holding bin. They're going to be somebodys lunch soon.
This reporter saw dozens of tarantulas. All with 8 hairy legs that from almost any angle, look as big as godzilla.
No matter where you loo, insects, big and bigger, is what you see.
From another office, Department of Entomology Professor Mike Weaver brought out the blue death fainting beetle.
How about this one? A scorpion that squirts vinegar from its tail.
The Virginia 4-H and the Entomology Department at Virginia Tech- both are putting on this event.
There's also going to be a flea circus, but it was too small for us to see.
Weaver says Bugfest is a slam dunk for VA Tech, "We started this last year and it was a big hit. We had probably thousands of families there and alot of kids and or course that was our primary target audience from pre school to college age."
The best news of all- Bugfest if free. Not a cent. This Saturday at the Virginia Tech Inn from 10 to 5.