Aweee what a cutie. I agree with Tlish about being grateful to live somewhere free of bugs that big. I seriously believe all Australians are superhumans for not shrieking every time they encounter a bug like that. How on earth did you get it back into the tree??
hahaha this post made me laugh we get it back to the tree by picking it up and putting it there lol we used to play with them when we were little kids, make them hiss and stick them on each others shirts cos they have good grip. they are tonnes of fun.
they are a hard shelled beetle and they hiss. As you can see she knows to be cautious of the front of it due to the pincer (but its not that harmful if it was to get her). they are pretty hardy little beetles.