FLORIDA is so Prehistoric!!!Bit by a SCORPION!!!OWIES!!!RANT

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by chickfillhay, Jun 6, 2008.

  1. chickfillhay

    chickfillhay Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Tonight as I let my cat "Sushi" outside. Right on the threshold of the door I got bit by a scorpion!!!
    Boy that SOB hurts! [​IMG]
    I don't mean just a little bit. I thought I was gonna pass out kind of hurts! [​IMG]
    I had to use my $$$ Borghese face mask to draw out the yuck! So now I'm goin to bed with Saran wrap on my foot! :thun
    Ya know, coming from up north we don't get this stuff!
    Alligators,
    Fire Ants!,
    Armadillas,
    Wild boar,
    Flying cocroaches! I HATE THEM ROACHES!!!!
    Cow killers! and more!!!!
    I do wish we had anteaters though!
    I mean for crying out loud. [​IMG] If you're gonna have all these old creatures that just don't die! Have some of THEIR predators running loose! Jeepers! :mad:
    I live out in the country and there was a six foot alligator in the middle of the road!
    Does anybody have an anteater I can borrow or rent. I can exchange with eggs or chickens!!
    Sorry folks. Just needed to rant about predators against humans and not just our little farm animals.
    THANKS....................... [​IMG] Going to bed now.
     
  2. Sparrow

    Sparrow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Actually, you were not bitten by a scorpion. You were stung. They cannot bite you.

    Why did you move to Florida? The fact of the matter is, those animals were there long before any of us were. It is technically their home, and their territory. They don't have the capacity to think about the fact that you don't like them, so they should move away from you. In fact, they cannot move anywhere to get away from you, because people are constantly moving into their habitats. They have nowhere to go. [​IMG]

    So, if you live where these animals are, you just have to learn to live with them and avoid problems. I'm sorry you were stung, it does hurt. You can take the Saran wrap off, though...it doesn't do a thing for you.
     
  3. lilshadow

    lilshadow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Boy that is smarts. I agree with the cock roaches though. When I was stationed in orlando (many years back) we would have to march, and those things would fly around. Needless to say my company had to do a bunch of push ups. After all, we were all girls...lol
     
  4. flakey chick

    flakey chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thankfully I have never been stung by a scorpian, but at least the ones we have here in FL are tiny. My dad said it hurt like a bee sting the one time he was stung. Now the Texas size scorpians will send you to the emergnecy room.

    I had a little trouble adjusting to those critters in the country. In one day I encountered a scorpian and a 6' rattlesnake. I was convinced we would have to move. Then about a month ago I had a close call with a scorpian hiding between the 2 ply of my tissue. It freaked me out a bit, but I have no intention of moving. From now on we only by single ply toilet paper though.
     
  5. ruby

    ruby Chillin' With My Peeps

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    scorpion stings hurt. ant bites can kill if you have enough of them., that's where i grew up and still I made it. I think guineas would eat them, ya think?[​IMG] I always put tobacco and spit on stings.
     
  6. countryatheart

    countryatheart Out Of The Brooder

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    I have been stung twice by scorpions---both times in my bed:eek:. I took an antihistamine and applied ice and went back to bed. It did continue to throb a bit off and on the next day. It got me on the finger both times--no swelling though.
     
  7. luvmychicknkids

    luvmychicknkids Canning Squirrel

    Mar 6, 2008
    Floresville, Texas
    Then about a month ago I had a close call with a scorpian hiding between the 2 ply of my tissue

    OH MY!!! I had horrible visions of what could have been......"no thanks, I would rather stand" [​IMG]
     
  8. WriterofWords

    WriterofWords Has Fainting Chickens

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    Come to New Mexico, we have hundreds of kinds of rattle snakes, scorpions, black widows, fiddle backs, wolf spiders, brown recluse, mosquitos, gnats, you name it we got. We live together and we respect them and leave them alone. Generally they don't bother us, except for the rattle snake that didn't rattle and bit me 17 years ago.
     
  9. Nuggetsowner:)

    Nuggetsowner:) Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sorry to say this but I am so happy to live in Minnesota. Hope you are feeling better soon!
     
  10. FutureChickenMan

    FutureChickenMan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    And here I thought this thread was about all the dinosaurs that retire in Fl.

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