The name would make this critter sound almost like a mere inconvenience, almost comical in nature, However, after reading this article from Listverse, I think you'll agree that isn't the case!
Giant Water Bug
Giant water bugs are huge, freshwater insects that belong to a family known as true bugs. True bugs are divided into two types: plant sucking (aphids) and carnivorous (mosquitos). Giant water bugs may grow over 4 inches (10 cm) in length, and feed by injecting liquefying chemicals into prey items that include young turtles and small snakes. Giant water bugs bite humans with regularity, attacking swimmers or latching on to toes dangled in the water, earning them the folk name toebiter. The Schmidt insect sting pain index places giant water bugs as number four, the worst rated. Wasps are only two. Pain is only temporary, but the bite may cause permanent muscle damage.
This, my friends, is another reason I never go into any body of water without my shoes on! Rather wear an old pair of tennis shoes than get my toes nibbled on by some freaking bug that regularly eats turtles and snakes! I'm funny that way!
Coffee in the kitchen again this morning. I still have some peach pie left!