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House Guests #18

This is an ongoing post about house guests here in San Clemente Ecuador.

This latest guest was seen as I was putting laundry in a bag to take to the washing machine.

As i picked up a shirt, something dropped to the ground, I looked down, and I thought “hmmm…  a scorpion”.  Then I kept putting clothes in the laundry bag.  Then I realized exactly what I had thought… “Its a scorpion!!!”.

So I  quickly grabbed a shoe, and ended the DECFON 4 threat situation quickly.

The next day, a pair of my pants fell off a chair.  Later, I saw a scorpion walk across the floor heading right for my pants.  So , I quickly grabbed the pants, shook them out, and the scorpion landed on the floor ready for action in a fighting stance.  His pincers were armed, and his tail curled, waiting in defense.

So, instead of grabbing a shoe, I grabbed my camera.  The following photos are macro photographs up close.  Each photo has a different focal length.  It is quite difficult to get the corret focal length when shooting macro.

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This is the last photo before the inevitable SQUASH of the Birkenstock

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I tried really hard to get a good stinger shot, but the next photo is probably the best example.

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I hope you enjoyed the photos and dont get many nightmares.

These scorpions are common here, but Eida says they really pack a whallup.

They say (whoever “they” are…) that the small ones pack the biggest punch.  This guy was about 1.5 inches long.

Figuring it out….    1 stinger at a time.

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