A young lady walks into the animal shelter yesterday with a box. My thoughts race. Could it be a baby bird, kitten, or just a food donation? Well, guess what it was. None of those things. It was a recently deceased, (could tell by the smell, wheweeee stink) Emperor Scorpion about 8 inches long stinger to pincers. It's even scary to me that I know what one looks like. I know that they are sometimes kept as "pets," an oxymoran if there was ever was one, but I couldn't wait to hear the story behind this find. So with some trepidation I asked the young lady (Shay Holter) how she came upon this lovely little critter that usually resides in Africa. Well, the story went like this: Shay was vacuuming out her 1997 A-4 Audi, color black, when the vacuum sucked out this dead critter from under her passenger seat by the heat vent. "Did your car come from Africa?" I asked... No. "Did you ever have one of these for a pet?"... No. "How long have you owned this car?"...Seven years. "Do you still have the car?"...No. (I can't say I would have kept the car either.) "Do you have any idea where this critter may have come from, like maybe a friend with a twisted sense of humor?"...No, maybe, I don't know, possible. "Well, then, that makes it a bonafide mystery."
So I have to thank Shay and her friends for giving me another adventure to have nightmares over and also why you will never hear me say, "I have seen it all" because I'm really afraid of what I might see after saying that!...Oh yeah, have you looked under your seats lately?