Fare-evading scorpion terrifies London Tube passengers

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A London tube passenger nearly suffered the most painful commute of his life last week when he discovered a scorpion hitchhiking a ride on his bag. According to the Evening Telegraph, the man was in the Victoria Station and began screaming when he spotted the arachnid, alerting London Underground staff. The creature was captured in a plastic box and has since been identified as a Centruroides, a particularly venomous species that may have come from the Carribean. The article quotes a London Zoo expert who said the discovery was bizarre and lamented the fact the scorpion “has been exposed to such a stressful situation.”

Stressful for the scorpion? I would have probably lost my lunch. Thank god we only have bedbugs on BART to deal with.

h/t Telegraph UK

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