Uninvited Guests

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…

Scorpions.

Scorpion

Look at that stinger!!!!!! — photo credit: simplycsun

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!

HC

HC on patrol duty. — photo credit: simplycsun 

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!!!!!!*

photo credit: Wikimedia Commons, Mother Arizona Bark Scorpion with babies.

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 . . .

How to Scorpion ~ Photo credit: http://blog.lululemon.com/how-to-scorpion/

After a good yoga workout, may as well have a nourishing and probably healthy meal:

Oh, simply yummy! — Photo credit: Wikimedia Commons, Eating Scorpions

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? 😛

Scorpion Wine…and is that snakes too???? — Photo credit: Wikimedia Commons. Scorpion Wine

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!!!!

 

 

 

 

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19 thoughts on “Uninvited Guests

  1. unexpectedincommonhours says:

    We also have scorpions that enter our home. A few years ago, I was stung by one. Fortunately, the ones here are not poisonous, and it was like being stung by a bee. I am very grateful that our cat usually finds them first and begins to yowl, letting us know we need to take action.

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    • Sun says:

      yes, Milu, BIG scorpions walk right inside your house around here…you’re lucky to have them only in zoos way over there in Japan. good place for them. don’t let them out!!!!! thanks, i didn’t know scorpions are not so common there.

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    • Sun says:

      oh, yikes, garden roaches sound creepy too, Robert!! i bet they are huge beasts too…being a garden variety and gaining strength by munching on fresh foods. that would make me shiver too!!!! thanks for the heads up…hope i don’t see any roaches!!!

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  2. philosophermouseofthehedge says:

    Yours are creepier! They have packs? (Shiver)
    The ones here are lone wolves.We grew up with being sure to shake shoes before putting them on and being careful picking up stuff on the ground at the farm in E. TX. They always seem to come in during the winter there. Hurt but not deadly.
    Always thought they looked like lobsters, too.
    No longer able to do that yoga pose…guess there it’s a good idea to shake out the yoga mat and look before you plop it down!

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  3. angelswhisper2011 says:

    OMC… I have two Scorpions around me, Chuck and they’re ages older than these, but Granny and Grandpa feel very relate to the discriptions, especially Granny..MOL…although she isn’t sting anymore..I mean, not really 😉 I suppose, HC cat is a magician, we’re good in hypnoticing..others and Scorpio’s 😉 Great post, Chuck and Sun 😀 Pawkisses for a Happy stingless Wednesday 🙂 ❤

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    • Sun says:

      Chuck: two Scorpions in the house, Little Binky???? i bet some sparks can ignite at any given moment! LOL!!! maybe you’re a Scorpio too! that would be quite a houseful of excitement. 🙂 thanks for keeping Granny’s stinger in check… 😛

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  4. rommel says:

    I knew from your introductions, it’s going to be something scary. But I thought of monsters or other Halloween creatures. Instead, you scared me more than expected. Eeek! 🙂

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  5. philosophermouseofthehedge says:

    HA! found an open comment box. Just wandering back around and landed on the March “Greens”. Green yoga – still chuckle over that one. (and that little girl with dog picture – older relatives always seemed to have one of those aging sentimental prints of child and dog. So cute. Wish I had grabbed a couple of those. Just pretty and pleasant.)
    Hope the crawly things are scampering away from you these days.

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