Tuesday, May 02, 2017

Big Hairy Domination Of North America

"Scorpions have changed little in the 350 to 400 million years since they first climbed from the primal seas and took their place among earth's first terrestrial anthropods."

That's a reeaalllly long time to be terrifying everything around you.

In the photo above is a picture of the Giant Hairy Scorpion we saw at the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum.  They have a scientific name, of course, but they're apparently not offended being called big and hairy.

These are the largest scorpions to be found in North America.  They range from 5.5 to 6 inches in length and are yellow-green in color.  Supposedly, this species is docile and if you're crazy enough to want to collect them, this guy would be a good place to start.  They become defensive if cornered or provoked, but other than that would likely run quickly from confrontation.  I need to remember that.

Although, as with all scorpions, this guy is nocturnal so I probably won't see him and if I do, I'll be dead from fright so it won't matter if he decides to nibble on me.

Note to self:  Install ultraviolet nightlights all over the house.

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