Attack of the killer scorpian

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ive never seen anything like that before. In skorps though, thin pincers mean that generally their venom is strong.

I cant see its tail sting though.

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TBH:

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DO IT NOW!!! BEFORE IT SPAWNS MORE!!!
 
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Where are these spiders comming from? Seriously.

Is it some ones pet thats ran off or something?

Coz this crap is creepy lol.

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Its not a true scorpion, its a pond dwelling beetle that is named after a scorpion because of the obvious similaritys it isnt poisinous as far as I know hope you didnt touch it though ! (no tail = fake scorpion)
 
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Rich1988 said:
Its not a true scorpion, its a pond dwelling beetle that is named after a scorpion because of the obvious similaritys it isnt poisinous as far as I know hope you didnt touch it though ! (no tail = fake scorpion)

I thought beetles were insects and had 6 legs not 8? Are you offering a definite id or a guess btw? There aren't any ponds or standing water near me but perhaps it came from the drains?
 
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freebooter said:
I thought beetles were insects and had 6 legs not 8? Are you offering a definite id or a guess btw? There aren't any ponds or standing water near me but perhaps it came from the drains?

I dont know fo sure but I have seen bugs very similar to that before

scorpion thingmy

its similar but not identical so I guess I was wrong.
 
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If your in blighty its not gonna hurt you, come on how many dangerous animals do we have in england apart from angry cows and maybe a peeved adder :confused:

I have a bird eating spider in my room that would own that sad specimen of an arachnid and he's about 10 times the size :rolleyes:

Chill out! get a jar and a piece of paper and catch it or splat ot whatever takes your fancy :p ;)
 
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thanks rich and amatex. A quick google for "false scorpian death-dealing-beetle" brought up a few hits inc a british page devoted to them.

http://www.britishspiders.org.uk/html/bas.php?page=prg&menu=recording

Apparantly there are about 30 types in uk but unfotunately the website is terrible and all there pics and docs are in pdf.

btw it was crawling up a tiled wall. In the last pic the rough surface is the thin layer of grout between the tiles. So it was only a couple of mm long.

I live in London so no woods but there are some big trees along the pavement?
 
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