It is late and I am wandering around the internet for no good reason.
I see that one of my cats is very interested in the dog's food bowl and go over to investigate.
I find that my cat is interested in the food bowl because behind it is a 3" long scorpion.
I have my daughter hold the cat while I kill the scorpion with a broom and sweep it outside.
Scorpion blood looks black, just in case you were wondering.
By the way, three inch long scorpions are not that big for us.
Sorry, hun - you can keep the scorpions! I've never seen one in person but I am absolutely terrified of them. Ew!
Gotcha Day: November 14, 2015
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I'll have to double check with my pest control guy when he comes to spray this month, I think I will also call my vet. I don't think they are too dangerous. Thankfully, my cat didn't get stung. This is the largest one we have had in the house. Usually we only get really tiny scorpions and I find them dead behind some piece of furniture. I have been doing a lot of yard work this week and he must have wandered into the garage and then into the house. I have the house sprayed once a month. The spray really doesn't kill the scorpions but it does kill the other bugs that scorpions like to eat.
It was late last night when I discovered the scorpion and it was the end of a long exhausting day so I took care of the pest and went to bed soon after. At around 4am I got up and went to the kitchen to get a glass of water and remembered the scorpion and then started feeling really creepy so it took me some time to go back to sleep.
The entire time I was dealing with the scorpion the cat was struggling to get out of my daughter's arms. I think he was disappointed that I got rid of his "toy".
Our scorpions are about the size of a bee- almost cute- but not quite. I can't imagine having one that big inside my house. That might be another case of needing a rocketship, so I could nuke it from space.
Gotta love 'em.
Yeah, that was an image I didn't need in my brain either. We already have these things called palmetto bugs that look like giant cockroaches and can fly that crawl out of air vents at night and land on you.
Gotta love 'em.