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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 10 years ago

Thanks Stian :)

Stian Waaler
Stian Waaler 10 years ago

Fantastic photos!

marylou.wildlife
marylou.wildlife 10 years ago

Thank you :) It was definitely neat to see!

cjcrook
cjcrook 10 years ago

That is a really neat photo.

marylou.wildlife
marylou.wildlife 10 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 10 years ago

I only can say 'Wow'...

itsningtime
itsningtime 10 years ago

WOW! What a great capture!

Dangermouse
Dangermouse 10 years ago

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

hookgv
hookgv 10 years ago

Too cool, haven't seen that before!

Harsha Singh
Harsha Singh 10 years ago

Amazing.

IanMichaelIleto
IanMichaelIleto 10 years ago

Awesome spotting!

marylou.wildlife
marylou.wildlife 10 years ago

Thanks everyone... an interesting find for sure!

Aonach_Eagach
Aonach_Eagach 10 years ago

stunning colour, great photograph

SusanEllison
SusanEllison 10 years ago

wow indeed!! what a beautiful BLUE!

rubens.luciano
rubens.luciano 10 years ago

Nice !

Hema  Shah
Hema Shah 10 years ago

cool!!

alicelongmartin
alicelongmartin 10 years ago

Wow! Loaded with babies on her back!

Elsa
Elsa 10 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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