Sunday, May 4, 2008

Scorpion


Suddenly we heard the little kids calling their father and he came running, sandal in hand, and put an end to this dangerous scorpion.
Minutes before, some of our group of visiting students and the village kids had been sitting on the cement floor of the courtyard, talking and waiting to be called to the outdoor dinner table.
 The scorpion was a dramatic reminder that Darajat is a village in the middle of the desert.

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11 comments:

Sharon said...

YIKES! How scary. I'm so glad it didn't get any of the kiddos!

K. Bear-Mom said...

huh how scary...but somehow also beautiful...

Misty Dawn said...

Oh my gosh - I must admit - I would have been FREAKING OUT! WOW!

ratmammy said...

YiiikES!!!!!!

Rambling Round said...

Now this is one critter I wouldn't want to even photograph! Good catch, though.

babooshka said...

Not what I was expecting at all. Terrific image.

Lilli & Nevada said...

Oh i would be screaming too if i saw one of those

Suzanne said...

Ahh, brings back fond memories!

Sonia A. Mascaro said...

Very scary! I fear scorpion so much!

Musings said...

Hoo boy! That's a big one. Every so often one of those surprises me in Hawaii, too.

The D in D & T said...

We had a run in with one of these at the village last week. It was quite funny because when I spotted in and screamed for T to come and kill it, he came running armed with ..... sticky tape! Perhaps he wanted to finger print it first? I don't know!!! These things creep me out.