The Scorpion!

Years ago...maybe 1990 I was in my kitchen one fine May morning. It was Sunday I recall.

Gigi was out of town and I was wrapping up whatever I was doing geting ready for church.

Suddenly out of the corner of my eye I saw a strange looking insect. It wasn't a spider and it wasn't a bug. I bent down to have a closer look and it rared back bore it's claws at me. It was a scorpion.

We don't normally have scorpions in North Carolina. This creature was bright red and very aggressive. His tail was curled over his body and his claw were ready for confrontation.

I squirted him with Windex and stomped him and tossed him in the garbage.

I called my Friend Dusty who might know if it was possible that I saw a scorpion. He called a friend who happened to be a bug expert and he confirmed I saw a scorpion and a very rare one at that. Further he wanted to know if I could recover the specimen. I told him it was crushed but I would be glad to send him a rendering of what I saw.

Dusty saved the drawing all these years and emailed a copy to me. Didn't know I was an artist did you?

11 comments:

Micky-T said...

Thanks for a great laugh!

pooht

Judy said...

Being an artist must run in the family!

terri said...

Your scorpion actually looks kind of... HAPPY! Must be ready for a feast. He obviously hasn't noticed your knobby knees. Not much to dine on there!

AmyK said...

I'm glad to hear they are not native to NC. We had some little one to one and a half inch ones in S.C. when we lived there. One less bug to worry about here. We were in the Beaufort Maritime Museum and saw a dead 2 inch cockroach on the floor. Yucky!

Rock Chef said...

Wow, that is one big scorpion - must have been an epic battle. I think you are playing down your heroism here, that thing could have taken down the whole town!

Judy said...

Rock Chef, that was funny!

Chris said...

It looks like you draw as good as me.

If it's not enough to walk around your property worrying about snakes, you've had these to mess with too?

I hears his big brother is on a fruit truck on his way for some revenge.....

mr zig said...

lol - awesome :D

TerryC said...

You were having a bad hair day, too.

Scary and sad.

bonnieluria said...

Now that you've slayed that dragon, you might consider a part time art career.
Or evenings with Terminex.

We have them here too.

Ali said...

I'm crying.

Best.Scorpion.Ever.