Monday, May 31, 2010

may 31



Yikes! A scorpion.
So glad I didn't step on it!

6 comments:

Mari said...

Yuck!!!

Dot O said...

Oh gosh.......... where was this in relationship to where you live?

Christina said...

The scorpion was in the family room.

Oz Girl said...

Um, you don't live THAT far away from us, huh? I didn't really think scorpions could be in south central KS, but since we're right on the KS/OK border, maybe I'm wrong?? Yikes!! Glad you didn't step on him, not for his sake, but yours!

Oz Girl said...

Christina... just did some research, and found the scorpion species for you. Here's a link, and you'll see it looks just like your buddy! Sounds like they have a pretty potent sting too.
http://animal-world.com/encyclo/reptiles/scorpions/StripedScorpion.php

So how did you "dispose" of this fellow?

Christina said...

Thanks, Susan . . . if that's the same species, they grow larger than an inch; this one was close to two inches. I've stepped on a scorpion before, and the sting is painful! This little guy was flushed down the toilet. Yes, scorpions can be found in your state too!