Oct 18, 2006

Hairy Glisteningness

One of our readers, Brigette, has not only helped identify this bug and corrected a case of mistaken identity on this tarantula, but she has also sent me a stash of ugly critter photos.

Here is a scorpion named spike. Click on the image for greater detail - you will be rewarded with his hairy glisteningness. The quaint tablecloth makes for a disconcerting contrast with the beast that is creeping over it.

Thanks for the photo (and more to come), Brigette.

6 comments:

Rasmus said...

Scorpions are cool. Did you know that they glow, when you shine ultraviolet light on them? People use this to catch them at night.

Raging Wombat said...

Ooh. The image of people searching the desert with UV lights at night to spot scorpions has the makings of a good horror film scene ...

Kelly said...

I dare you to shake it's hand Justin.

Rasmus said...

Look no further. The video is here: http://www.evtv1.com/player.aspx?itemnum=5269&aid=

(starts with a commercial)

Raging Wombat said...

The only person's hand I'll shake in regards to this scorpion is Ramsus's. That was a great video.

Anonymous said...

I've got a Tattoo of the scorpion on the right side of my neck! Powerful beings.....