Bug Humanitarian Award: Scorpion found in bed in South Africa

Scorpion in my bed
Location: Pietermaritzburg, Kwazulu Natal, South Africa
March 4, 2012 1:15 am
Hello bugman!
The other morning around 2am, I woke up to a burning sensation on my shoulder. I realised that something had stung me, switched on the light and found this little guy on my pillow. I took a photo of it and then relocated it well away from my bedroom. It’s probably around 3cm long. It’s the hottest time of Summer here and it has been very dry.
Signature: Tania Kuhl


Dear Tania,
The markings on this Scorpion are quite pretty.  Its small size may indicate it is immature.  Because you did not react by squashing the hapless Scorpion that wandered into your bed, and because you relocated the creature, we are tagging your post with the Bug Humanitarian Award.

2 thoughts on “Bug Humanitarian Award: Scorpion found in bed in South Africa”

  1. Waitakere – Ranui
    At last I have found the bug that is alll over my garden. Passion Vine Hopper. This creature in not chosey to the type of plant it lives on. If there is any more info, out there, please pass on.


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