Fare-evading scorpion terrifies London Tube passengers
Photo via Telegraph UK
A London tube passengerÂ nearly suffered the most painful commute of his lifeÂ last week when he discoveredÂ a scorpion hitchhiking a ride on his bag. According to the Evening Telegraph, the man was in the Victoria Station and beganÂ screamingÂ when he spotted the arachnid, alertingÂ London Underground staff. The creature was captured in aÂ 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 saidÂ the discovery wasÂ bizarre and lamented the fact the scorpionÂ “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