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Beetle/scorpion type bug

I saw this bug in my front porch last week, and brushed it outside and then took a picture of it.

It appears to be some sort of large beetle, but with an upturned tail reminiscent of a scorpion. Can anyone identify it?

I'm in the UK by the way.

Thumbnail by gojo1978
Minot, ND

A large rove beetle; looks like one known as the devil's coach horse - http://www.buglife.org.uk/discoverbugs/bugofthemonth/The+Devil%E2%80%99s+Coach+Horse

That does look like that's what it is, thank you.

By the way, the link you've posted appears to be invalid.

Minot, ND

That's odd - wonder why it worked when I accessed it. Oh well - try this one - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Devil%27s_coach_horse_beetle

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