What's the name of this beetle?

bugmankeith

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I found it in my yard, but have never seen it before. That colored area is pink by the way.

 

bugmankeith

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I picked it up with my bare hands, is that ok, especially since it may have been feeding off of something dead nearby.
 

lucanidae

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Yes, I pick up road-kill with my hands all the time to collect the bugs (and skulls) and haven't had a problem yet.
 

loyaluntodeath

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Just take the obvious precautions when touching any wild animal\road kill (for you lucanidae lol) wash your hands, or cary latex gloves in your car. hand sanitizer helps a bit but it dosen't clean your hands as well as dish detergent and water!
 
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