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A SCORPION IN THE NURSERY!!! AAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHH! image (((SHIVERS)))

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  • Oh hell no! I hope you killed it or got it out.
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  • Oh, shit!! The entire apartment complex would've been up with me at that point, yow!
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  • I GTFO with Jack and woke up DH to get it. I should be able to sleep easy knowing Jack is safe and sound but I can't. Doing a sleep study too, lol. 

    2/3 scorpion encounters have been barefoot and in the dark.  I hate the way those things move. 
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  • My husbands family lives in TN, in the summer they sleep with the lights on, so they can see the snakes when they get up. F that. Scorpion makes snakes seem OK however.
  • Fuckthatshit! I hope you beat it with a hammer. Last week I woke up, went to the bathroom and spotted this next to my foot...
  • Oh no!!! When Liam was only a few weeks old there a spider came crawling over the boppy as he was eating and I FREAKED OUT!!!
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  • I need a Xanax just from reading this thread. My cat killed a mouse in our bedroom last night and I thought that was bad. Well I guess it was bad he's declawed and has like 2 teeth left and it was a rather large mouse......ewwww
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    Dixon813 said:
    Oh no!!! When Liam was only a few weeks old there a spider came crawling over the boppy as he was eating and I FREAKED OUT!!!
    Yes I hate spiders too.  So much that I'd have to careful not to fling baby in that situation!
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    This is like a regular thing for you?!?
    3 in 12 years is not exactly regular but we've had 2 in our new house since Jack was born. :O
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    Yo fuck all that. @knotty-girl‌ where do you live? Mainly so I can never move there ever. I'll keep my thousand legger water bugs and west-nile infected mosquitoes, TYVM.
    Southern California.  I'm literally bordering the Santa Monica Mountains (state land) on our backyard, so lots of wildlife.  The only thing I'd probably want to see less than a scorpion is a mountain lion.
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  • embear22 said:
    That is scary!! They are all over at my sisters. She didn't notice one on her shower floor. They can also crawl through your plumbing and come up thru the toilets! So watch your bums! ;)
    No. Just no.  DH actually flushed it.  Usually he'll catch and release, unless it's a black widow, scorpion, or tree spider big enough to make your entire leg swell if it bites.
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  • The only thing I'd probably want to see less than a scorpion is a mountain lion.
    My grandparents used to live in northern CA and regularly had mountain lions wander through their yard. I love cats, but... yikes! XD
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  • Nope. I'll take a bear encounter (at a safe distance) over that any day.
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  • The only thing I'd probably want to see less than a scorpion is a mountain lion.
    Or a rattlesnake.  Forgot about those.
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  • I would have to burn the place down.  Seriously.  
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  • My cat killed at least 11 scorpions in 2 years in our apt in Phoenix, so glad we don't live there anymore! Those things are freaky! I'll take some house spiders any day over those
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  • @‌ embear22 You are right. I read that if you flush a scorpion it is likely to come right back up later and it's nearly impossible to "drown" them. Scorpion removal fail. DH keeps flushing the toilet over and over now.
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    Amyboxer said:
    My cat killed at least 11 scorpions in 2 years in our apt in Phoenix, so glad we don't live there anymore! Those things are freaky! I'll take some house spiders any day over those
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  • embear22 said:

    That is scary!! They are all over at my sisters. She didn't notice one on her shower floor. They can also crawl through your plumbing and come up thru the toilets! So watch your bums! ;)

    Um... This sounds like a horror movie. (Shivers)
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  • Oh god oh god.  We're moving out to Nevada, ew ew ew.

    Also, mountain lions are utterly terrifying.  I came across one while hiking at night once and I thought I was so dead.
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  • hlm184 said:

    Also, mountain lions are utterly terrifying.  I came across one while hiking at night once and I thought I was so dead.
    Scary.  Mountain lions can jump 15 feet high and 40 feet broad and run up to 50 mph.  What did you do?  What did it do?
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    @pineconey‌ That actually happened in a recent news story. !!!!

     I could never set fire to a living thing, it's just seems too sadistic to me. I think stumbling upon the film Eden Lake disturbed me for life. And that's saying something because I love horror films.
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    hlm184 said:

    Also, mountain lions are utterly terrifying.  I came across one while hiking at night once and I thought I was so dead.
    Scary.  Mountain lions can jump 15 feet high and 40 feet broad and run up to 50 mph.  What did you do?  What did it do?
    The trail was at an angle to the lion, so we just kept walking.  Faster.  Much faster.  My friend was behind me and tripped while looking over her shoulder and I was convinced she was getting eaten.  It was the scariest thing ever!

    ETA: It didn't care about us, which is probably why we saw it in the first place, KWIM?
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    hlm184 said:

    Also, mountain lions are utterly terrifying.  I came across one while hiking at night once and I thought I was so dead.
    Scary.  Mountain lions can jump 15 feet high and 40 feet broad and run up to 50 mph.  What did you do?  What did it do?
    The trail was at an angle to the lion, so we just kept walking.  Faster.  Much faster.  My friend was behind me and tripped while looking over her shoulder and I was convinced she was getting eaten.  It was the scariest thing ever!

    ETA: It didn't care about us, which is probably why we saw it in the first place, KWIM?
    I always thought an air horn would be good to carry, for like if one was coming at you, but I could be wrong.  Most animals are spooked by really loud noise.  Although I don't know if that would work on a SMMC mountain lion- they've been known to cross the 405 freeway.
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    hlm184 said:

    Also, mountain lions are utterly terrifying.  I came across one while hiking at night once and I thought I was so dead.
    Scary.  Mountain lions can jump 15 feet high and 40 feet broad and run up to 50 mph.  What did you do?  What did it do?
    The trail was at an angle to the lion, so we just kept walking.  Faster.  Much faster.  My friend was behind me and tripped while looking over her shoulder and I was convinced she was getting eaten.  It was the scariest thing ever!

    ETA: It didn't care about us, which is probably why we saw it in the first place, KWIM?
    I always thought an air horn would be good to carry, for like if one was coming at you, but I could be wrong.  Most animals are spooked by really loud noise.  Although I don't know if that would work on a SMMC mountain lion- they've been known to cross the 405 freeway.
    If one was coming for me, I'd want a gun or bear spray, but judging from my housecat, if one was coming for me I wouldn't know until too late!
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  • Twirple said:

    Nope. I'll take a bear encounter (at a safe distance) over that any day.

    This, or crazy turkeys. Seriously those birds will fuck you up.



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  • I guess this is the trade off for living in the frozen tundra of mn, never having to deal with nasty things like scorpions or rattle snakes. I would freak the fuck out. We had a chipmunk in our house for 2 days and I quarantined myself and the kids in my bedroom. I was freaking out and it was a flipping chipmunk
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  • Omg, this was us last week. I know it's not the same, but 3 am there was a house centipede on the wall right over LO's bassinet. Ugggghhhh, I hate those f*ckers. They're too fast with those thousands of legs. Eta - we are normally catch and release people for bugs, but we murdered the shit out of it.
    Those things creep me the hell out. I'm so arachnophobic and I freeze with fear when I see a centipede.  When I lived alone in an apartment, there was one on the wall above my bed.  As I stood there unable to move, it fell off the wall behind my bed.  I slept on the couch for 3 nights before I was brave enough to sleep in my bed again.  
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  • I don't cosleep but I sure as hell would for the rest of that night!
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  • Thus far I have not seen a single spider in this apartment. Thank you, baby Jesus. 
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  • lia619 said:

    F that! I would have been out of there so fast too!

    OMG @UnofficiallyLO‌! Did you have a heart attack?!

    Close! I couldn't get to my shoe fast enough
  • Oh, here's a horror story. When I was a kid, the house we lived in had a door from the living room to the garage, so we often entered/exited the house from there. As a result we'd always leave our shoes in the garage. One day I grabbed my shoes and went to put them on barefoot (I was a kid, you know how that goes) and something didn't feel right. So I pulled my foot out and there was a big black/gray spider sitting on my foot. I flipped my shit! 

    There was also this enormous white/tan spider that lived in one of the corners of the garage for as long as I could remember. That thing was THIS FUCKING HUGE, I swear. My child-brain remembers it as being incredibly massive anyway. 
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    Oh, oh, no wait. One more instance of Bluebird Story Time. When we got in trouble as kids, mom would send us to our rooms for time out. Well, my mom has this letter that I wrote to her during one of my time out sessions and what I wrote was (verbatim, for childhood cuteness factor) "There is a spider in my room in the corner of my room and I am afraid of it." I am guessing it was a desperate plea to my mother to let me out of time out to escape the hellbeast. Obviously there were way too many spiders in that house. 
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