We found it outside our library crossing a footpath towards a garden. It had a black shell and a small horn on its head. It had 6 legs and had honey brown underparts. We were unable to identify it from Melbourne Museum Field Guide 2010 App. It looked most like the Red-headed Pasture Cockchafer but our insect has a horn.
After sending an email off to the Melbourne Museum to find out more, Ella and Rylie discovered it was a Rhinocerous beetle. We read a wikipedia article on it and discovered that it was a male because it had a horn. They are used as pets throughout asia because they are clean and can be handled easily!
Who knows what visitors might arrive tomorrow!