Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Watch out for that stinger!

Yesterday, we talked about meerkats. Did you know that meerkats EAT scorpions? They do take off the stinger first.

Scorpions, like spiders, have 8 legs. (I didn't know that!) There are about 90 different types of scorpions in the US, with 86 species living west of the Mississippi River. They are mostly common in parts of Arizona, Texas and Oklahoma.

Some people actually choose to have scorpions as pets. Guess you have to be careful not to get stung! I think I’ll pass . . .


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