I use the catch & release method just wanting to see it for a moment. My father's favorite method for catching them was to break a straw off of the broom from the house and drop it into the hole and wait. Soon the larve would start pushing the straw up out of the hole. While it is moving up you quickly pull it out and he comes out with it.
He has wicked looking pincers in his head and a wart looking thing near his rear end. Quite an interesting little fellow and fun to catch, watch and let him go back into his hole tail first. They are plentiful here in NC. If you happen to see their home check them out but be kind and return them. Have fun.