Subject: For the past 3 years this has left me puzzled
Location: New Mexico
November 14, 2012 10:27 pm
I encountered this critter in a bathroom in Rosewell New Mexico of all places several summers Ago. It was about the size of my hand from my finger tip to the heel of my palm, and was big enough to make an audible noise as it scurried over the tile floor; which sounded like a clacking noise as if its legs were finger nails. Naturally my first reaction was to scream, then run and find my camera. One of the pictures is a bit blurry but the other two are decently clear. Thanks for any help you can provide.
This magnificent Arachnid is a Vinegaroon, also known as a Grampus or Giant Whipscorpion. Vinegaroons do not have venom, but they are capable of releasing a dilute acetic acid which smells like vinegar, hence the name Vinegaroon.