Ground beetle

6847.       What type of bug is this? Is it dangerous? Should I release it or kill it? EDMONTON, AB. Canada

Number 6847. This is a ground beetle (Coleoptera: Carabidae), it looks like a granulated carabid, Carabus granulatus; Click Here  for an image and more information. Most ground beetles are general predators on other small invertebrates, mainly other insects, and thus usually considered as beneficial.