Wednesday, June 13, 2012
This was a surprise. Meet our Texas scorpion. He got in somehow probably by me leaving the front door open at night. Found the little guy in the bath tub.I captured him and put in the cup and examined him,he seemed not too happy but I waited for hubby to come home from work to show him what I had and then I went and let him go. He eats bugs and stuff and I really liked him.This was my first scorpion to catch. This is what I found on them-Scorpions There are about 18 species of scorpions in Texas with most of them found in the Big Bend area. They have an average size of 2 inches. (He was two inches) The color may vary from dark to light. Although Texas scorpions are not considered deadly, they can inflict a sharp, painful, sting which may produce a local reaction. Individual reactions may vary. The venom is a neurotoxin and anyone stung should be watched closely for adverse or allergic reaction. So he stays outside unless he finds his way back in and then back out he goes.I just wanted to shared my critter with you.