Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Our Univited Guest

My uninvited guest.
Well, I woke up to an uninvited guest in the kitchen this morning. That's right - somehow this scorpion found his way into our sink. Where did he come from and how did he get there? I sure would like to know! And he's not the first. I found a teeny, tiny one on my bathroom counter a few weeks ago. And another on the wall a few years ago. And even had one in my pant leg several years back (they sting, btw - good thing I'm not allergic).  Hmm. You'd think I live in the wilderness or something. Oh yeah, that's right - I do!


  1. A few days ago, my eight year old daughter and I were talking about these. This weekend, I'll have to let her check out your story. :) She was wondering if they ever managed to come into peoples houses? I replied, insects find their way into our house, right? So why not a scorpion.

    Here in Maryland, it's stinkbug season. I found them throughout the house. I guess they're seeking shelter for the cooler months.

  2. Thanks for stopping by, Opal. Yes, unfortunately they do get in sometimes. If I could figure out how, I'd put a stop to it - no telling how many I don't see!

    I think this big guy probably came in on a huge quantity of root crops we brought in the previous day and left on the countertop for several hours. Of course, nobody saw him but maybe with our aging eyes he was simply overlooked. There seems to be plenty around this year - curled up in little balls a few inches underground awaiting winter, I guess. Maybe they're trying to hibernate? I really don't know much about them other than I'd rather they stay outside:)