There might be a good reason why scorpions are on earth but I surely don’t know what it is.
A couple of nights ago, this one was on the wall in the house. I didn’t have time to grab anything to show perspective but he’s only about 1/2″ long! He was so tiny, I hardly even saw him on the wall.
I told Vince . . that one is gone but mama and brothers and sisters are probably nearby. Sure enough . . Speck got stung by something yesterday evening while he was out. I didn’t see what got him but I’m betting it was a scorpion. He limped and squealed and squealed and limped. His leg was quivering and that’s what happened last time he got stung. If he hadn’t been taking a steroid, 2 antibiotics, heart medication and Prilosec, I would have given him benadryl but I was too afraid to add anything else to that mix.
It was weird how he fell asleep .. kinda hanging off the edge of his bed but if that’s how he wanted to sleep, I wasn’t going to disturb him.
He was able to go to sleep and this morning he’s limping just a little.
Poor old dog . . I surely hope he can get a respite from all his bad luck with his health.
What’s amazing is that Boots catches scorpions and leaves the in the litter box so I can see them. They’re often still alive when I see them. I read that cats are immune from the stings but I also read that isn’t true . . that it’s harder for a scorpion to sting them with all that fur but . . how does Boots get them in the litter box?
If ever we leave Texas, the scorpions are one thing I definitely will not miss.l