Friday, October 8, 2010


I know most of my posts are about creatures in my yard, but guys, my house is seriously like a freakin' wildlife refuge or something. My worst bug related fear happened a short time ago. I have had more than one nightmare about these things in the past. I like bugs, when I was little I collected them in jars every day of the summer. I wanted to be an insectologist. They may give me a scare when they suddenly appear while I'm gardening, but then I see that it's just a bug and I move on, but this is the bug I am really afraid of. And it was in my house! It was a Scorpion. Granted, it was a very wee scorpion, but that didn't stop me from running to Cody, waking him up from the dead of sleep, and standing on a chair squealing in the next room watching Cody scoot it into a cup. Bleh.

I wanted it to be gone, for good, but I hate killing things. Just the thought of them crunching to death under a shoe gives me the heebies. That is why my yard has millions of snails. So....I decided to be a big girl, I actually HELD the cup the scorpion was INSIDE of and....walked it down to the end of my street (with a flashlight on it the entire time so I knew it was still in there) and threw it far, far into an empty lot. Yeah, I'm a dork.


carieslove said...

EWW!! I would of done the Same thing!

Raeschel said...

Interestingly the smaller the scorpion the more potent the venom! Worse scorpion story ever; I was sitting in my moms apartment minding my own business when out of the corner of my eye I thought I saw something falling. I didn't think much of it cause Evey (my cat) was running around playing with random trash as she usually does so I figured i was something she tossed somewhere. Anyhow I look over a minute later to see her having a stand off with this hideous black monster scorpion. My heart jumped but then I thought it MUST be a toy or something. THEN IT MOVED! I screamed louder than I think I ever have in my life. I was standing on the couch crying and my sister comes out cause she thinks I'm being murdered. Anyhow I guess the week prior my mom had bought a couple of these monsters for my brother and the next day when she looked in the SEALED box there was only one. So she went back to the pet store and told them they forgot to give her one of the scorpions she bought. Needless to say, the missing scorpion fell out of the rafters and nearly sent me to an early grave!

Penelope Red said...

Ew ew ew! Raeschel that story made me shudder. Those black ones are freaky!