Sunday, October 2, 2016
Celebrating 3 and 1 year anniversaries of October trips to Hawaii Big Island and Kauai. Hoping for another trip to the Big Island sometime in 2017.
We move 7 tenths of a mile from a home where we never saw a scorpion to having a bit of a problem in our new to us home. Last week we finally had a treatment and were feeling better about our sightings. The brief story I am about to relate is true, and is a c, all for constant vigilance to me.
Last evening I was cooking dinner, and needed a spice. I picked up our tablespoon measuring spoon and shook out the spice, but the spoon down and began to crush it a little. After tending to my dish on the stove I glanced at the spoon and noticed what looked like a rubber band hanging around the handle, and instantly I remembered a warning by our pest control man to never pick up something that looks like a rubber band.
Yes, a two inch scorpion was wrapped around the spoon, had been there while I held it and shook the cup full of spice. My finger was less than a inch from the scorpion the whole time. For some reason he did not strike, and at the moment unwound himself to run for cover, and met a quick and violent death by measuring cup. Feeling grateful not to be dealing with my first scorpion bite.