I left Texas to be able to live in a city where I didn’t need to worry that some giant red 50-legged, 90-toothed, beast with the numbers 666 etched on its crustaceous forehead would greet me with a hiss, claws, and venom as I open my bathtub shower curtain.
Despite their formidable appearance and ability to deliver a painful sting, southern devil scorpions do not pose a serious threat to humans.
The nocturnal creatures normally live outdoors under logs, loose bark of trees and land stones in moist areas where they find their prey of millipedes and other insects.
You tell me not to fear this bastard? It has a painful sting, the word “devil” in its name, and a cuisine of millipedes.
“The real story here is that these things are getting around,” Rawlins said. “If this bug, why not other bugs that are more harmful?”
Bite me, bug experts, and somebody get me some Raid.