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(WHDH Boston)   Knock knock. Who's there? Stinging scorpion hiding in your luggage. Stinging scorpion hiding in your luggage who...OUCH   ( divider line
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2012-07-01 08:04:05 PM  
Why in Hell do people call firefighters over a BUG?
2012-07-01 09:02:42 PM  
Because it's an Italian mountain fire scorpion that shoots flames out of its little faceted eyeballs when it stings people, that's why.
2012-07-01 09:18:52 PM  
When I was a kid in rural Florida, a small scorpion crawled into my shirt, and when I put the shirt on, it stung me in my armpit. I was probably 5 years old, and my mom wondered why I was screaming like a maniac and tearing at my clothes. Mom delivered capital punishment to the little bugger.

2012-07-01 09:39:22 PM  
But police did deny that it rocked her like a hurricane.
2012-07-01 09:41:22 PM  
Lock them in the "boo box"

2012-07-01 09:54:27 PM  
You know what you do when you find a scorpion in your house in Albuquerque?

You step on it.

/end of story
2012-07-01 10:01:28 PM  

Sgygus: You know what you do when you find a scorpion in your house in Albuquerque?

You step on it.

/end of story

Are scorpions in ALB the same as in Las Vegas in that they are hard to spot? When I was in Vegas the papers always warned you of this because the common scorpions out there were white so the easiest way to spot them was to shine a blacklight around the room.

Never mind, I found out it's the same in Arizona.

2012-07-01 10:47:44 PM  

skinink: so the easiest way to spot them was to shine a blacklight around the room.

In Vegas?

My God, It's full of spooge.
2012-07-01 11:15:26 PM
2012-07-01 11:46:04 PM  
VInegaroon. Wiptailed scorpions. I pour them out of my boots in the morning and feed them to the rattlesnakes under my bed.
2012-07-01 11:48:59 PM
2012-07-01 11:58:31 PM  
Isn't the TSA supposed to catch stuff like this?
2012-07-01 11:58:43 PM

When it comes to Scorpions the bigger the better.
2012-07-02 12:00:39 AM  
I didn't know scorpions live in Italy. Live and learn...
Here are some scorpions I caught around my house (not in Italy):
2012-07-02 12:02:44 AM  
2012-07-02 12:08:42 AM  
Those Dornishmen are sneaky. RIP unspecified Lord Tyrell.
2012-07-02 12:09:24 AM

Scorpions are predatory arthropod animals of the order Scorpiones within the class Arachnida. They have eight legs and are easily recognized by the pair of grasping claws and the narrow, segmented tail, often carried in a characteristic forward curve over the back, ending with a venomous stinger. Scorpions range in size from 9 mm (Typhlochactas mitchelli) to 21 cm (Hadogenes troglodytes).[1]

Scorpions are found widely distributed over all continents, except Antarctica, in a variety of terrestrial habitats except the high latitude tundra. Scorpions number about 1,752 described species,[2] with 13 extant families recognised to date. The taxonomy has undergone changes and is likely to change further, as a number of genetic studies are bringing forth new information.

Scorpion venom has a fearsome reputation, and about 25 species are known to have venom capable of killing a human being.
2012-07-02 12:24:46 AM  

This text is now purple: Isn't the TSA supposed to catch stuff like this?

That was my first thought. Quick family, sue, sue! Perhaps one arachnophobic family and their pesky stowaway will be enough to bring down the bastards!
2012-07-02 12:41:10 AM  

Sgygus: You know what you do when you find a scorpion in your house in Albuquerque?

You step on it.

/end of story

Scorpions outside get stomped.

Scorpions inside get trapped with a plastic cup and dustpan and are taken outside to the carport to be flamethrowered with a propane torch. The fried bodies are left as a warning to the others.

2012-07-02 12:42:44 AM  
Slow not news day?
2012-07-02 12:43:30 AM  

phrawgh: [ image 615x488]

You beat me to it, you magnificent old bastard.
2012-07-02 01:42:09 AM  
Heh...When I worked at Disneyland, I was working at the then-Paradise Pier Hotel. Got a call to a room where the maids were freaking out over a scorpion in the bedroom!!! One of my fellow officers went up and caught the thing in a plastic cup. A couple hours later: Another scorpion in the same room! Help! Help! Now we're curious as to why so many scorpions on the 14th floor of an Anaheim hotel.

Turns out the guests were from El Paso or some similar location. We figured they had had their suitcases in the garage and the scorpions moved in for a while. The one scorpion went home with one of the guards who was a teacher, IIRC.
2012-07-02 01:49:15 AM  

Sgygus: You know what you do when you find a scorpion in your house in Albuquerque?

You step on it.

But first, you decide to buy some donuts.

/You got any glazed donuts?
2012-07-02 02:05:08 AM
...but a scorpion can be crushed....under foot...
2012-07-02 02:43:21 AM  
Scorpions, meh, just a short term burning sensation. Honey bee stings me, I head for the emergency room (epipens etc. a pain in the ass, expensive, short expiration dates; gonna die from something).

csb: Started to roll up my poncho one morning in RVN, ENTIRE ground under it covered with tiny scorpions - hundreds of them - who apparently appreciated the warmth/moisture it provided. Not a one on me or on my poncho liner. 1966 or 1967, Central Highlands.

/still hate the little bastids.
2012-07-02 03:08:36 AM  
I read the headline as singing scorpion and was impressed, yet confused.

/glad they didn't kill it
2012-07-02 04:58:51 AM  
I wish 'reporters', who's 'articles' consist solely of a verbatim transcript of the news clip, would die a death of a thousand scorpion stings.
2012-07-02 07:07:19 AM  
I don't really care for scorps much, but one day I came across a pseudoscorpion and it creeped me the hell out. So very small.
2012-07-02 08:18:20 AM  
Glam-Metal is so last century.
2012-07-02 09:18:45 AM  
wanted for questioning:
2012-07-02 11:37:25 AM

singing Scorpion?? IN YOUR LUGGAGE!!!! really??
2012-07-02 11:47:31 AM  

Skr: pseudoscorpion

Had to google that with my breath held, due to the pic, as pseudoscorpions look like bodybuilder ticks on steroids.

There's few things on this planet that actually make my heart jump, but finding a tick firmly attached to my scrotum is one.

And if they had claws like that? Now that's an O.C.D. I could well do without.

It's bad enough having to check that area 3 times a day for a week after being out hiking in Scotland!

/pseudoscorpions - great cover band name!
2012-07-02 04:26:35 PM  
CSS: One time I was flying to Denver from Phoenix. Before the plane took off, the pilot said this: "Ladies and gentlemen, we apologize for the inconvenience but we must evacuate the aircraft. There is a tiny stowaway on board carrying a very small biological weapon...okay, it's a scorpion. We will return to the gate and deboard."

/this happened in 1998
//I could just see the mass explosion of brains if the pilot tried to pull that today!
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