Fun with scorpions.

In Arizona where a few bazillion scorpions scamper about I was repairing a semi-truck at night, using a flash light.

Saw movement out of the eye’s corner.

Looking down I saw a dozen or more scorpions coming at me.

Maybe they were just friendly.

Coming to say “Howdy” and welcome to the neighborhood.

I still jumped up upon the truck.

I noted that moving the flash light’s beam could be used to herd the critters.

Ah hah!!!

A moment of enlightenment.

Light: attract.

So, I “played” with my new-found cohorts.

Tiring of that, needing to repair the truck, I found that canned ether under pressure, also known as “starting fluid,” was a very effective scorpion killer.

Thus commenced the Great Scorpion Slaughter.

Surely their little brief scorpion screams reverberated throughout the arid land.

However, even after decimating the local herd/horde more arrived.

Akin to the ChiCom human-wave tactics of the Korean War a seemingly endless supply of uplifted stingers arrived.

Death-dealing monsters ready to sacrifice themselves for the greater scorpion good or whatever cause they believe in.

I surrendered.

Jumping into the truck’s cab I crawled into the sleeper and snoozed until daylight when the scorpion armies hide beneath rocks, etc. awaiting the cover of darkness when they can again burst forth seeking human victims.

1 Comment

  1. My father was prospecting in Nevada about two eons ago, deep in a cave with a black light. He saw something fluoresce like crazy, but remembered to check it with the regular flashlight first. It was a scorpion.


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