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Wordless Wednesday - UnWelcomed Guests

I was cleaning off my table the other day and out of my peripheral version, I saw something black on my shirt. I went to brush it off me and mid-brush, I noticed "it" had pinchers.  I went to look at the ground, and saw it was this enormous scorpion...

Austin tx insects - scorpion

Then, I went to get a penny to have reference to the size, and realized just how HUGE this nasty creature is!!

Austin tx insects - scorpion

I don't care that it was smaller than my pinky nail, that is still gross!!  Now I know how those big ones get in my house... they start out tiny and unnoticeable.

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Comment balloon 19 commentsDonna Harris • July 20 2011 04:19PM


Yikes pretty scarey!

Have a great day!

Posted by Collette Sarmento, 781*258*9718--Your Agent For Life (Cameron Real Estate Group) about 9 years ago

Never been happier to live in the midwest... where there just ain't any scorpions to worry about.

Posted by Alan May, Helping you find your way home. (Jameson Sotheby's International Realty) about 9 years ago

Scorpions are indeed creepy crawlies and they are worse because their sting is poisonous 

Posted by Gabrielle Jeans, Real Estate Web Solution, Real Estate Trainer and Coach (WebTech Dezine, Gabrielle Jeans Real Estate Coach) about 9 years ago

Donna, now I'm gonna have nightmares.  We have 'em here too but that one would've certainly slipped my view.   

Posted by Kevin J. May, Serving the Treasure & Paradise Coasts of Florida (Florida Supreme Realty) about 9 years ago

EEK! Those little suckers sure can hurt you! Glad you caught it!

Posted by Maggie McFarland, Pearland Realtor, Homes for Sale in Pearland Texas (RE/MAX Pearland - Maggie McFarland) about 9 years ago


I won't want to find a scorpion on my shirt.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Posted by Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC (Ludwig & Associates) about 9 years ago

Donna: Watch the kids, if there is a baby you should wonder when mama is going to show up. They love paper towel and tissue and to get in anything that silky or wet.

Posted by Carl Winters about 9 years ago

Fascinating finding scorpions in your area Donna. The penny does allow us to have a size reference.

Posted by Gary Woltal, Assoc. Broker Realtor SFR Dallas Ft. Worth (Keller Williams Realty) about 9 years ago

Hi Donna! Fellow "Bee Caver" here. (Moving to Seattle though...) Ewwww.... isn't that a "sun spider?" I don't know if they sting, but they're certainly ugly.

Gary - Oh yes... quite a few scorpions here, particularly with new construction. I've had them fall out of the can lights in the ceiling! :(


Posted by Anthony Gilbert, Real Estate SEO about 9 years ago

Yikes! Gave me prickles on my spine. Glad it wasn't the monster it first appeared to be.

Posted by Leslie Ebersole, I help brokers build businesses they love. (Swanepoel T3 Group) about 9 years ago

Oh my!  I wouldn't care what size it was...small ones are just as creepy as big ones!  So glad we don't have to worry about those here in Missouri.  Nope.  We just have snakes.  Lots and lots of snakes.  And I don't like those either.  LOL

Posted by Lina Robertson, REALTORĀ® Serving Springfield, Nixa and Ozark, MO (RE/MAX Solutions and RE/MAX House of Brokers) about 9 years ago

Wow, I'm really interested in knowing just what that is. Living is Arizona I am very familar with scorpins. That just doesn't look like a scorpin. No stinger on the tail, it just dosen't look right. 

Anthony - Sun spider is a good call but the ones here in Arizona are more brown that black.

Donna - I can tottaly see how that ugly guy would give any one a start!!!!

Posted by Ed & Barbara Heiser, VA FHA USDA & Conventional Home Loans (LendSmart Mortgage) about 9 years ago

Yeah, I'd like to know what it is too. Not a scorpion, and almost looks like a sun spider. I just realized how small it is - weird. I'm stumped.

Posted by Anthony Gilbert, Real Estate SEO about 9 years ago

Hahahaha ! How on earth did you fight that HUGE MONSTER OFF !!!! lol !

... so glad you survived Donna !!!

Posted by Sheldon Neal, That British Agent Bergen County NJ (Bergen County, NJ - RE/MAX Real Estate Limited) about 9 years ago

Maybe the baby scorpion hasn't grown his stinger tail yet? That looks nothing like a sun spider from the pictures on google...

Posted by Donna Harris, Realtor,Mediator,Ombudsman,Property Tax Arbitrator (Donna Homes, powered by JPAR - about 9 years ago

I dunnno... but I'm going to have bad dreams after looking at some of those pics on Google images.

Posted by Anthony Gilbert, Real Estate SEO about 9 years ago

Donna, that is creepy whether small, med. or large!  I would be very "scorpion-aware" (ie paranoid) if that happened to me!! :)

Posted by Sonja Patterson, Texas Monthly 5-Star Realtor Recipient for the Hou (Keller Williams - BV) about 9 years ago

I can relate on this one.  I have a nice new house but we built close to the woods.  I run into a scorpion in the house once every couple of months!  My goal, besides get rid of the scorpions, is to not let the wife find out that I saw one!

Posted by Howard Weiss, Arlington & DFW, TX (Fathom Realty) about 9 years ago

It is gross! My cousin who lived in Luling just east of Austin rented a home that was constructed over a scorpion bed. They make there homes in the ground like ants. They were forever finding them on the floors and crawling on the ceilings!

I was using the restroom when I hear a little tink and wondered what it was. When I went to was my hands it was a gynormous scorpion in the sink.... it was bigger then a half dollar! That sucker was crawling on the ceiling... it could have landed on my head! 

Posted by Sussie Sutton, David Tracy Real Estate for Buyers & Sellers (David Tracy Real Estate) about 9 years ago