July 27, 2007
Uninvited House Guest
There aren't many creepy crawlies that freak me out. I love all reptiles and amphibians, think insects are really cool and spiders are fine, as long as they don't surprise me by crawling across my cheek in the middle of the night or something equally offensive.
But scorpions are a different matter.
I DON'T LIKE THEM.
When we bought a house in the south of France I didn't know it would come with the occasional scorpion as an uninvited house guest. Had I known that, well, maybe we would have bought a house up north where there aren't any damn scorpions!
Ok, ok...it is pretty small. That is our garden key which is about 5 inches/13 centimeters long.
But even though they aren't very big, they still freak me out!!!
(no I didn't crush it with something heavy, which I should have done since it shouldn't be in our house in the first place. I scooped it into a large measuring cup and took it around the corner and set it free in the vineyards)