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Southern Devil Scorpion

Vaejovis carolinianus

Description:

Mama scorpion with a back full of babies. What a good mother, that looks like quite a handful.

Habitat:

These scorpions are very commonly found under logs, rocks, etc. in forested areas. This little family was spotted in Horseshoe Bend National Military Park, Alabama.

Notes:

The only scorpion native to much of the Appalachian states

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18 Comments

marylou.wildlife
marylou.wildlife 9 years ago

Thanks Stian :)

Stian Waaler
Stian Waaler 9 years ago

Fantastic photos!

marylou.wildlife
marylou.wildlife 9 years ago

Thank you :) It was definitely neat to see!

cjcrook
cjcrook 9 years ago

That is a really neat photo.

marylou.wildlife
marylou.wildlife 9 years ago

I've added another picture of a different mom and her babies found about a week after spotting the first mom. These babies were more developed, and one is ready to be out and about on his own!

Noe and Pili
Noe and Pili 9 years ago

I only can say 'Wow'...

itsningtime
itsningtime 9 years ago

WOW! What a great capture!

Dangermouse
Dangermouse 9 years ago

Wow! That is so cool! I've seen spiders with babies on their backs, but never scorpions. A great spotting. :)

hookgv
hookgv 9 years ago

Too cool, haven't seen that before!

Harsha Singh
Harsha Singh 9 years ago

Amazing.

IanMichaelIleto
IanMichaelIleto 9 years ago

Awesome spotting!

marylou.wildlife
marylou.wildlife 9 years ago

Thanks everyone... an interesting find for sure!

Aonach_Eagach
Aonach_Eagach 9 years ago

stunning colour, great photograph

SusanEllison
SusanEllison 9 years ago

wow indeed!! what a beautiful BLUE!

rubens.luciano
rubens.luciano 9 years ago

Nice !

Hema
Hema 9 years ago

cool!!

alicelongmartin
alicelongmartin 9 years ago

Wow! Loaded with babies on her back!

Elsa
Elsa 9 years ago

Very cool!

marylou.wildlife
Spotted by
marylou.wildlife

Alabama, USA

Spotted on Aug 9, 2011
Submitted on Aug 9, 2011

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