Meet Scorpius.

He hitched a ride with us home from Texas. Honestly, we thought he would be dead. And I was okay with Bridger having two dead pet scorpions. Then my husband pulled him out of the reusable bag it was stowed in and said, “It’s Alive!” Cue eerie haunted mansion music.

We transferred the scary little shit to Snappy’s (R.I.P. Snappy) old cage and right now it is living in the main floor bathroom. You totally want to come visit me now, right? It is strangely fascinating. Last night I took the Wood’s lamp out (my daughter has vitiligo) and shined it in the cage (as Scorpius was devouring a cricket). Kind of cool. But not really. Super freaky.

Did you know that scientists froze scorpions for an extended period of time and when they thawed them back out, the scorpions came back to life like nothing ever happened. Goosebumps.

So we have a pet scorpion and I am not really sure about this whole deal. Bridger is ecstatic, mommy and daddy not so much.

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This is not a scorpion. In case you were wondering. It’s a bracelet. It’s pretty.

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  • april

    That thing is too much like a spider. So that pretty much means, I can't come visit you.

  • Christy M.

    SWEET!!!! And you're welcome, BTW! :P

  • Becky

    OMG! I'm now freaked out! I was out for a run last week and saw a creature on the road and commented to my hubby that it sort of looked like it had claws like a crab – which this totally does. He didn't say anything, I'm sure so I wouldn't get creeped out, but I think this is totally what I saw. Super…

    And you must be a great mom to let you kids keep one as a pet :)

  • Kirsten

    You know what we do with our scorpians here? Kill them. FYI, they can take down a cat. Seizures and death. It's not pretty. But seeing him under a Woods lamp at your house? Perfect distance for me.

  • Heather D

    HEEBIE. JEEBIES. I'm going to check all my shoes. And I live in Washington and there are no scorpions. Cause I'm that skeeved out.

  • jen

    I am so glad my daughter is past the bug phase! and maybe a little glad at this moment I dont have a boy to want bugs and creatures in the house!

    Seriously scary!!

  • Bacardi Mama

    Cool, but creepy. Glad he's at your house. Having all girls, the worst thing they ever brought home was a hamster.

  • Jim Doran

    I think it's totally fascinating.

    They are so strange, when you think about their place/function in nature (food chain).

    Thanks for sharing – I am moderately envious. Yes.

  • Jim Doran

    P.S. Draco Malfoy named his son Scorpius in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.

    Yep. Bet no one else has talked about Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows here.

  • imadramamama

    I hate you.

  • Krista

    Holy hell! Really? It's ALIVE?! Gross.

  • Christie O.

    HAHAHAHAHA you make me laugh with the bracelet.

    the scorpion is freaky. mine would be swooning over it, me not so much.

  • Shana

    Interesting anyway.
    I'd still visit!

  • Life with Kaishon

    Oh my word. What an intriguing pet. It made me scream…..!