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Scary visitor… the cousin returned at night

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Scary visitor… the cousin returned at night
Posted by stikpusher on Wednesday, September 29, 2021 11:10 AM

Just happened to glance out the slider this morning and saw one of our dogs nose to nose with this critter on the back patio… had to get her away from it double quick before she learned they are not friendly the hard way!

 

 

 

I think he had already been poisoned by the way he was acting since our home and yard get a monthly treatment from our exterminator… but I gave him a couple dousings of acetone then later flipped him over to deliver a fatal penetrating wound when the acetone hadn’t quite finished him off….

 

 

Biggest one that I’ve seen here yet. Tough critter too! That armor is hard!

 

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Posted by HooYah Deep Sea on Wednesday, September 29, 2021 12:01 PM

In central Arizona, they live in the palm trees among other places. In high school I used to have a job trimming palms. Every once in a while you'd lop off a big frond and the critters would pop out and scare the !@#$$^% outa you. The smaller ones are actually more hazardous than the big ones, but I'm not particularly fond of either.

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Posted by gregbale on Wednesday, September 29, 2021 12:18 PM

My uncle who lived for decades in Morenci AZ used to terrify us as kids with dire warnings of always having to shake your shoes out before slipping them on, lest one of those critters had found a cubby-hole there.

('Course...since we lived in suburban Chicago...they were a little bit less of a threat....) Big Smile

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Posted by armornut on Wednesday, September 29, 2021 2:10 PM

  Cool but none for me thanks,  I was always told "they are more scared of you than you are of them......fine but I cant poison someone with just a touch.

     To bad you couldn't use a filter and make it look like the critter from Predator.

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Posted by Tojo72 on Wednesday, September 29, 2021 2:20 PM

Wow,he's a big one.

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Posted by Real G on Wednesday, September 29, 2021 4:32 PM

I like bugs, but that scorpion looked really mad!  The ones we have here are smaller and not terribly aggressive.  They are tough little buggers, like yellow jackets and carpenter bees.

I don't do cockroaches though.  Don't like them.  Nope, nope.

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Posted by goldhammer88 on Wednesday, September 29, 2021 5:05 PM

Got them all over Oregon...wood scorps in the SW part of the state, little red/brown maybe inch to two.  Central Oregon has their yellow buggers, inch to two.  Either under rocks, down wood of dried cowpies

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Posted by wpwar11 on Wednesday, September 29, 2021 5:21 PM

When I visit my buddy in San Anotonio I  occasionally see them.   Never seen one that big.  I have a client that has a few in a tank.  To me that's just weird.  Never liked the things.  It probably started in high school.  Our rival high school was the Scorpions.  Unless it's hearing "Rock You Like A Hurricane" I want nothing to do with scorpions.  The devils insect.  That's all I got for scorpion jokes.  

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Posted by stikpusher on Wednesday, September 29, 2021 5:29 PM

wpwar11
Unless it's hearing "Rock You Like A Hurricane" I want nothing to do with scorpions.

Im with you there. Love that band, don't like the critters! I guess this species has one of the strongest venoms from what I've read. From a big boy like this I'm sure that would be pretty bad.

 

 

 

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Posted by stikpusher on Wednesday, September 29, 2021 5:31 PM

armornut
To bad you couldn't use a filter and make it look like the critter from Predator.

Yeah that would be really cool! But way beyond my skill level... Tongue Tied

 

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Posted by stikpusher on Wednesday, September 29, 2021 5:33 PM

HooYah Deep Sea
In central Arizona, they live in the palm trees among other places. In high school I used to have a job trimming palms. Every once in a while you'd lop off a big frond and the critters would pop out and scare the !@#$$^% outa you.

Well... I don't have any palms in my yard... yet. But I won't be doing any tree trimming once they are planted....

Looks like I'll have to find some high school kid to keep the tradition alive... Wink

 

F is for FIRE, That burns down the whole town!

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

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Posted by stikpusher on Wednesday, September 29, 2021 5:34 PM

Real G
I like bugs, but that scorpion looked really mad!

Im pretty sure that he was in the first photo! Ready to take on my dog when I first caught sight of him!

 

F is for FIRE, That burns down the whole town!

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

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Posted by ikar01 on Wednesday, September 29, 2021 6:00 PM

Back when I was going through S.P. combat school at Camp Bullis in 1971 I had to guard teh class armory one night.  I watched as ants held down a scorpion while others widened the opening to the colony.  When it was big enough they dragged it down.  It may have been only about two inches or so long but it didn't matter.

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Posted by Dodgy on Wednesday, September 29, 2021 6:56 PM

That is one very nasty bug Stik and you can have him! We have scorps in tthe area where I live, but only little black things about an inch long. Don't think the're poisonous.

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Posted by Glamdring on Wednesday, September 29, 2021 9:09 PM

That is the only thing I like about living in a cold weather state, it keeps the creepy crawlies to a more manageable size.  My family in Arizona would always tell stories of tarantulas, wolf spiders, black widows, and scorpions.  I'd love to go visit, but as an arachnaphobe I think it would be a vacation spent in a constant state of paranoia.

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Posted by stikpusher on Wednesday, September 29, 2021 10:12 PM

Dodgy, you've got plenty of other scary critters where you live. The smaller scorps are a fair trade off.

Glam, you forgot about the rattlers and Gila monsters here... this place has it all.. Wink

 

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Posted by goldhammer88 on Wednesday, September 29, 2021 11:17 PM

But the Gila's are fairly easy to deal with, just don't get near them mouth.  Rattlers, you take precautions like not stepping over logs, watch where you put your hands if you're running around in rocky areas. Not sure fire, but takes 70% out of the equation.  Grew up around hot tails.

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Thursday, September 30, 2021 6:22 AM

I remember back in the mid 70s opening my mom’s heavy and large flip up garage door and finding a huge scorpion on the bottom of the door an inch or two away from my hand! Thank God that beast was asleep otherwise I would have gotten a nasty sting. Using a stick I dropped him into a small glass jar and filled it with iso alcohol then put the top on and kept it for several years. 

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Posted by Greg on Thursday, September 30, 2021 7:59 AM

I generally dislike anthing with more than 4 legs. This little feller would surely spook me.

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Posted by scottrc on Thursday, September 30, 2021 9:28 AM

He'd look good in cast resin and used as a paperweight.  

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Posted by stikpusher on Thursday, September 30, 2021 9:35 AM

scottrc

He'd look good in cast resin and used as a paperweight.  

 

 


That's what my wife said.... He's out in the garage drying out now...

 

F is for FIRE, That burns down the whole town!

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

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Posted by Rob Gronovius on Thursday, September 30, 2021 11:34 AM

armornut

  Cool but none for me thanks,  I was always told "they are more scared of you than you are of them......fine but I cant poison someone with just a touch.

     To bad you couldn't use a filter and make it look like the critter from Predator.

 

Yeah, but you can squish countless critters with an inadvertant step.

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Posted by Gamera on Thursday, September 30, 2021 11:38 AM

I'm glad I don't run into them.

Only critter I faced yesterday was while reading a water meter- popped the lid and there was a brown toad about the size of my fist sitting there right square on the meter proud as you please. Wish I'd had my phone to snap a photo.

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Posted by DasBeav on Thursday, September 30, 2021 2:22 PM

Say what you will about Ohio, but I am glad I live where there isn't a lot of wildlife that can kill me! 

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Posted by modelcrazy on Thursday, September 30, 2021 2:32 PM

When I was 11 and lived in the rural Texas hill country I was outside one summer. We had an old "sparky" type throw switch for the main power but it was long since disconnected. I opend it up (courious kid) and found an old birds nest. broken eggs and such and I reached my hand in there to sweep it out and you guessed it, BAM! Man that sucker hurt like H***. Finger swelled up and I was in pain for days. I put some wet baking powder on the entry wound, wraped in a paper towel because that what my mom would have done. The beast was about and inch and a half long before I obliterated it with my boot, dust to dust....little bas**rd!

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Posted by goldhammer88 on Thursday, September 30, 2021 2:41 PM

If you bury it in tree pitch, then bury the whole thing, in 65 million years, someone can dig it up, extract DNA, and create a really big one, ala Jurassic Park.Big Smile

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Posted by HooYah Deep Sea on Thursday, September 30, 2021 5:07 PM

Well, if you want entertainment (and potentially alot of exercise) in Texas, just take a casual stroll through the roadside bluebonnet patches. Those places have the highest per capita rattlesnake count of any area in the state.

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Posted by Dodgy on Thursday, September 30, 2021 6:44 PM

Glamdring

That is the only thing I like about living in a cold weather state, it keeps the creepy crawlies to a more manageable size.  My family in Arizona would always tell stories of tarantulas, wolf spiders, black widows, and scorpions.  I'd love to go visit, but as an arachnaphobe I think it would be a vacation spent in a constant state of paranoia.

 

If you don't like spiders Glamdring, you're not gonna like Aussie. Don't have tarantulas or black widows, but we have funnel webs, redbacks, wolf spiders and all sorts of bitey things. The most common are huntsman spiders. They can grow as big as your hand and love to hang out inside houses and sheds. Luckily they are not poisonous. They do bite however and move like greased lightning. They also have a habbit of dropping from ceilings and door frames. Fun.

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Posted by Real G on Thursday, September 30, 2021 6:52 PM

In Japan and Asia, there are giant water bugs.  They look like big cockroaches, but they live underwater, can fly, AND bite!  A friend of a friend ate one at an open market on a dare (yes they were being sold as food Ick! ), and his reaction was as expected - Bleurgh bluergh bluergh bluergh!!!  It looked so nasty, like a 3" roach that died a long time ago under a wet straw mat!

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Posted by goldhammer88 on Thursday, September 30, 2021 8:52 PM

Thanks G, there went my appetite for dinner......

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