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lilredweldingrod

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11-20-2010 02:27 AM

Topic tags/keywords: safety

I had a visitor today. It is a Bark Scorpion. A very nasty little bugger. This is the one BAD North American scorpion, as it can kill. I grabbed my trusty fly swatter to dispatch it.

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#1 posted 11-20-2010 02:32 AM

Nothing like a well written prompt dispatch….............(-:

........and you dealt with hombre, in a manner befitting his crimes…..............

Hmmmmmmmm…........

Rand the Rapid Revolver Man…..........or…......whatever….........(-:

Another notch in the belt.

Jim

-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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#2 posted 11-20-2010 02:35 AM

AAAAAAHHHH!!! Warn a person!!!!

I HATE SCORPIONS!!

/shudder

EW EW EW EW

does the little girly icky dance

-- A woman's work is never done-but power tools help!

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#3 posted 11-20-2010 02:37 AM

Jim, I have an adult Mojave Green Rattlesnake that lives in my wood pipe in the back yard. An elusive little fellow too. -

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#4 posted 11-20-2010 02:39 AM

Dragonlady, what do you call that little dance, the California quick step.

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#5 posted 11-20-2010 02:39 AM

Nice catch! But for some fun here in AZ (and maybe in CA for you too), take a black-light out around the yard (they make flashlight versions too) and shine it around bushes, etc. The exoskeleton of the scorpions will fluoresce and you may become much more cautious about wearing sandals around outside at night.

And just for fun too, these scorpions very rarely kill a healthy adult, but they can be very painful.

Stay safe!

Chad

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#6 posted 11-20-2010 02:41 AM

hahaha, the dance may also be known as the “GET IT OFF ME GET IT OFFA ME” dance

-- A woman's work is never done-but power tools help!

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#7 posted 11-20-2010 02:48 AM

We have another species that gets up to 5-5 1/2 inches. It isn’t deadly, but you won’t want to try the second round.

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#8 posted 11-20-2010 02:51 AM

and here I walk around and thought you was such a nice make piece not war type of person…..LOL
what sport was it earlyer Badminton or tennis…. :-)

take care
Dennis

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#9 posted 11-20-2010 02:54 AM

Dennis, when these visitors come around, I revert to my old Vietnam days…..Kill ‘em all, Let God sort ‘em out. lol

It makes for a much simpler life in the desert.

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#10 posted 11-20-2010 02:59 AM

LOL …do you go on a rampage once a week with the old 12/7

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#11 posted 11-20-2010 03:10 AM

WOW!

Was that in your firewood?

Wicked lil critters…

I guess the most poisonous thing around here is the Black Widow spider…
... they don’t bother me anymore… I know when to expect them and am very careful.

Glad you got that scorpio before you accidently got it from him!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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#12 posted 11-20-2010 03:15 AM

You are a better man than me. If I seen that thing in my shop the only thought I would have is feet don’t fail me now!

-- Marc

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#13 posted 11-20-2010 03:24 AM

You grabbed a flyswatter, and the scorp took it away, and said “Watch it, buddy!”. lol Anywhere in the SW and along the west coast you would be wise to wear closed shoes at night…and zip your tent when you’re camping.

-- Random Orbital Nailer

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#14 posted 11-20-2010 03:44 AM

Joe, No, the fire wood is in the east corner of the lot, a bout a football field fron the house. These little buggers just like to wander in occasionally.

Atomjack, Shoes? I’m supposed to wear shoes? Do you realize I came out of the middle of the Ozarks? Shoes? Oh yeah, that’s those things you wear for Sunday go to meeting. I usually just spray paint my feet black and lace up my toes.

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#15 posted 11-20-2010 04:00 AM

You’d have your boots on here today Rand. -20° C
No Scorpions though. ;-)

-- A mind, like a home, is furnished by its owner

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