Sunday, 11 October 2015

The end of the tale/tail?!

Last year we went to Castlemaine with our lapidary club.  It was a fantastic excursion!

At the time Vaughan insisted on bringing a scorpion home for Erin, who was very excited to receive it.

The female scorpion later gave birth to many small white babies.  Erin has enjoyed looking all of them but decided the offspring were now old enough to be returned to the wild with their mother.

As an aside, did you know that scorpions glow under a black light?  It's very nifty to see them!

We drove along for a little while before establishing where we had parked the previous year.  It was a short scramble through the bush to the original scorpion site.  The mother scorpion quickly found shelter beneath a rock and her 20-plus babies buried into the loose soil nearby.  Success!

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