Sunday, April 11, 2010

Scorpion Hunting

Scorpions Beware! The past two nights we have been on a scorpion hunt. The proper tools are a black light flashlight, because scorpions glow this weird green color which jumps out at you in the dark, and something to smash them with. The first night we used an Arizona flyswatter, aka, a hammer. Last night, between the four of us, we had a rock hammer, a tack hammer, a long handled screw driver and a hockey stick. What can I say, he's a Flyers fan!

The first night we found two, but last night, maybe because it was Saturday and they were partying, we killed 7 and saw 2 which were out of reach. All of these were outside the house. We found none in the house, which is very good.

Now you may ask why do we hunt them down? The scorpions which live here are Bark Scorpions. One of the most venemous types. Plus they are very small, beige in color so they blend into the sand and bark, and even if you don't have an allergic reaction, their sting hurts like Hell! If you do have an allergic reaction, you go into anafalactic shock, not something anyone wished to experience. Since Dan is allergic to bees, we don't wish to take a chance. So, a hunting we did go!

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