With spring season in full bloom, you and I know what lovelies begin to appear on our doorsteps with their knocking and screaming, “Let us in!”
Well, some, the nerve, waltz in uninvited and make like they own your living room, bedrooms, and even find their way under your bed covers. Occasionally, they simply hang around kitchen floors to surprise you in the middle of the night while you sleepily shuffle to the fridge, slurp down that nice cold water because somewhere between midnight and three o’clock your throat turned into a very, very dry desert location.
Suddenly, your sated thirst quench sound “AHHH, that’s good” turns to “OOHH, AiYEEEE!!!!”
Today I want to focus on one nasty arachnid that is not an insect but related to the spiders and ticks. Now ticks suck big time but I digress…
This BIG one, last year, invited itself into my living space!!! Thankfully, my house cat, HC, zeroed in on it and surprisingly, the scorpion beast spared HC a big sting!
Bear with me as I try to understand how I should embrace, with deep love, this nasty uninvited critter guest into my life.
Scorpion facts to ponder:
— There are over 1500 scorpion species and some have lived on earth for over 400 million years!
Ancient, I tell you!
— Some species can live over 25 years and being carnivores, they love dining on small rodents and insects, however; if food is scarce, they can go one year without eating and still survive.
Seriously? A whole year?? Amazing!!
— Physically, they have eight legs and each leg has tiny claws but unlike other arachnids, they have pincer-like appendages in the front used to grab and subdue prey.
Kinda reminds me of lobsters . . . but in a bad kind of way. 😦
— They have few enemies that include the shrew and other scorpions. Who knew the agile scorpions have yogi-like moves while on the battlefield?
See who wins between two scorpions fighting and one scorpion with the shrew:
— Most interesting scorpion fact: the Arizona Bark Scorpions are the most poisonous especially with the very young and weakened elderly. They live in large packs but are generally not aggressive unless provoked.
DOES THIS MAKE YOU shiver?!?!???????? ⇓ *!!!!scream!!!!!!*
It’s a wild party of Arizona Bark scorpions with a female and her babies in the middle! — Photo credit: Wikimedia Commons
Enough on scorpion facts. I say we groove with front man, Klaus Meine, of the German rock band, the Scorpions. Lyrics by AZ Lyrics.com below for your singing convenience. 🙂
“The Best Is Yet To Come”
Across the desert plains
Where nothing dares to grow
I taught you how to sing
You taught me everything I know
And thought the night is young
And we don’t know if we’ll live to see the sun
The best is yet to come
I know, you know
That we’ve only just begun
Through the highs and lows
And how can I live without you
You’re such a part of me
And you’ve always been the one
Keeping me forever young
And the best is yet to come
Na na na na
Don’t look now, the best is yet to come
Na na na na
Take my hand, the best is yet to come
Thinking of the times
How we laughed and cried
I wouldn’t change a thing
I couldn’t even if I tried
Through the wind and rain
The spirit of our song remains the same
Oh can you feel it in the air
It’s in your heart and everywhere
We got to keep that dream alive
We cross another road
And face another day
Soldiers never die
They only fade away
How can we grow old
When the soundtrack of our lives is rock and roll
And, something for yoga enthusiasts to work on since scorpions are in the house . . .
After a good yoga workout, may as well have a nourishing and probably healthy meal:
Dr. Susan Albers, in her article, How to Mindfully Eat a Scorpion, writes: “Scorpions can be cooked in many different ways — roasted, fried, grilled or even consumed live.” Also, “Scorpions have stingers that aren’t removed but are not poisonous when exposed to heat (double yickes!).”
It is good to know I can cook these uninvited guests if need be . . . oh, hey, let’s not forget the wine! What say, aFrankAngle? 😛
Words to ponder and has nothing to do with scorpions. 😛
“Evaluate people in you life; then promote, demote, or terminate. You’re the CEO of your life.” ~ Unknown genius writer
My way of thinking…appreciate those who make you a better human being but if they come across in a demeaning manner, give them the heave-ho, like I plan to do with all scorpions should any try to take up permanent residence in my space.
So, have you had any uninvited guests lately that make you shiver and scream?
Well, that is all for now my lovelies! I’m off to love on some uninvited scorpion house guests, or maybe fry up a few, 🙂 so be good to yourself and watch where you walk . . . you never know what may jump out to surprise you!!!!