Woman returns from vacation and finds 18 scorpions in her suitcase: she contacts animal rescue immediately to come get them
August 18, 2022
Let's face it: holidays are the best time of the year. It a time of freedom from work and from various other commitments, and allows us to disconnect from the rat race for a week or so. It's a time when we can dedicate ourselves to our well-being and get to learn of new places in the world. City, sea, mountains - everyone chooses the holiday they prefer and most, when they need to return home, love to take a small souvenirs with them.
The subject of this story was of this mind too. So, it was too bad that the souvenir she had in her suitcase was not at all planned for or appreciated. Let's see what it was:
via News Week
Of Austrian descent, this tourist had just returned from her vacation in Croatia when she realized that there was something very strange in her suitcase. While she was rearranging her clothes, the woman noticed something sticking out and, pulling the garments back a little, she realized she was looking at a bunch of scorpions. You read that right: an entire family of scorpions - a mother and 17 babies.
This is not what anyone would like to see, especially if you suffer from arachnophobia and don't like creepy-crawlies. The woman, staying calm, immediately contacted an association that deals with the protection of this arachnid species and operatives went to her apartment to scoop them up and take them to safety.
The association, Tierhilfe Gusental (Gusental Animal Help), which deals with animal rescue, published a photo of the incident that went viral on the web. It was accompanied by a message in which they specify where the discovery took place and thank the tourist for calling them. By doing so, the scorpion family was rescued and, at a later stage, will be taken back to a habitat more suited to their nature.
Having an experience like this would test the nerves of anyone, don't you think? It would surely not be easy to open a suitcase, be confronted by 18 scorpions and still remain calm. Of course, not all scorpions are venemous and dangerous to humans, but it's still frightening to come across so many unexpectedly.
Congratulations to this woman, then, for doing the right thing!