An Unexpected Visitor

‘Yuck’ is the only word I can use to describe our late night visitor last night.

ScorpionI was none too impressed to see this forest scorpion on the kitchen floor as I was going to bed and squealed like a girl at Dean’s efforts to scoop it up and escort it outside.

All jokes aside, I then spent half the night worrying about whether or not it would find its way back in, and, scariest thought of all, what if I had to go to the bathroom in the middle of the night and it was poised, waiting for me?

What if I stepped on it, or worst still, what if I merely stepped near it and frightened it enough for it to lash out at me?

Poor little thing, I’ve no doubt it was more frightened of me than I was of it.

All the same though, this morning I stayed in bed until it was light enough for me to clearly see where I was placing my feet.

Author: Clare

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11 thoughts

  1. I am wickedly going to ask you if you think there is only one? Your post refers to it as singular…but you know if there is one there has to be more. Not wanting to cause a heart attack, but…

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    1. Thank you Helen,

      Now I am truly terrified. Dayna tells me to look in my shoes, you tell me there’s more than one.

      I don’t think I’ll look up again – ever.



      1. Oh, no…I was just trying to have some fun with you but I don’t want to intensify your fear. Since I do not have the same fear I guess I didn’t think about how it could affect you.


  2. I didn’t realise there were scorpions in Tassie! Yikes!
    I’ll make a mental note to check my shoes before putting them on next time. Don’t want any nasty surprises.
    Thanks Clare!


      1. I can only imagine! We get spiders here, and I would say that they’re small in comparison to other countries and they Freak Me Out! I bush in all the corners and I get the duster out and pick up all the cobwebs lol

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