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OhioChick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-27-08 11:11 AM
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Scorpion Stings Girl At W.Va. Wal-Mart
Source: Wpxi.com

POSTED: 8:09 am EDT May 27, 2008
UPDATED: 8:43 am EDT May 27, 2008

BARBOURSVILLE, W.Va. -- A West Virginia girl got a scorpion surprise at a local store.

On Sunday, 12-year-old Meagan Templeton was stung by the insect while shopping for watermelon at Wal-Mart in Barboursville near Huntington.

Meagan's father thought she was mistaken until Wal-Mart workers caught the scorpion so the family could take it to the hospital with them.

William Templeton, Meagans father, said, I said maybe it was a bug or bee, it wasn't no scorpion. There is no scorpions in West Virginia."

Read more: http://www.wpxi.com/news/16400443/detail.html



Goes to show that one never knows what's coming over in those overseas boxes.....
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wtmusic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-27-08 11:13 AM
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1. There AIN'T no scorpions in West Virginia
Rube!
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reggie the dog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-27-08 12:01 PM
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19. normal hill accent
accent maketh not a rube.....I got stung/struck by a scopion while I was planting weed out in the bush here in France, luckily they are not dangerous here in the south.
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enki23 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-27-08 11:15 AM
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2. how does "overseas" have anything to do with it?
Edited on Tue May-27-08 11:18 AM by enki23
it might have come from overseas, but it could just as well have been in an upscale supermarket buying produce from the american southwest. we have plenty of our own scorpions in the US. trying to make this story into something about the dangers of international commerce is really just... silly. at best.

i'm not sure whether west virginia is one of them, but more than half of the fifty states have indigenous populations of scorpions.
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StClone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-27-08 11:16 AM
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4. Mexico., Texas
Watermelons are grown where Scorpions live.
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Kali Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-27-08 12:30 PM
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40. love your dung beetle
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OhioChick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-27-08 11:20 AM
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7. I just don't see Walmart
buying their products from the US. The products in their stores definitely don't show it.
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enki23 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-27-08 12:13 PM
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32. that wasn't my point.
Edited on Tue May-27-08 12:13 PM by enki23
my point is this: it doesn't matter where the damned scorpion came from. north american native scorpions could as easily be found in our own damned produce. this is simply a freak occurrence, which is why it's news. it could have happened damned near anywhere. that it happened at walmart probably has more to do with the large market share walmart controls than to do with walmart's poorly-implemented scorpion-inspection system. (sarcasm, for the impaired) there are plenty of reasons to rag on walmart. this just isn't one of them.
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OhioChick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-27-08 12:17 PM
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34. Thanks for clearing the damned air....
:)
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jobycom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-27-08 12:29 PM
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39. Hardly matters where the product is made.
The scorpion could more easily have crawled into a box at a distribution point in Texas or Arizona.
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TheMightyFavog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-27-08 11:15 AM
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3. Two things:
1. Scorpions are arachnids, not insects

2. Did the scorpion in question rock her like a hurricane?
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mikelgb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-27-08 11:18 AM
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6. Thank you for number 1
hopefully are journalists is learning soon
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ashling Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-27-08 11:41 AM
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14. The story did not say that
scorpions are insects. the poster was correct that scorpions are arachnids, but there was nothing in the OP or in the story at the link that said anything about "insects." maybe our posters will read the story next time. :evilgrin:
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nxylas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-27-08 12:05 PM
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26. It's in the second paragraph
"On Sunday, 12-year-old Meagan Templeton was stung by the insect while shopping for watermelon at Wal-Mart in Barboursville near Huntington."
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mikelgb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-27-08 12:33 PM
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41. thanks to you too
sheesh
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ashling Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-27-08 01:47 PM
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58. OK, so I was talking about
myself when I said that the posters should read the story.

... but it was obvious that I meant that these things sometimes go into June.

:blush:
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YOY Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-27-08 11:58 AM
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16. No but she is now feeling the "winds of change"
n/t
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SavageDem Donating Member (277 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-27-08 12:58 PM
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47. Ya know, JonathanChance...
...there's no one like you.
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onehandle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-27-08 11:18 AM
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5. Or... Climate change is bringing Southern creatures North.
Edited on Tue May-27-08 11:20 AM by onehandle
It's likely it came in with the produce, but we are seeing more and more creatures in Georgia that are common to Florida.

Our weather patterns are looking more like Florida's weather too.

We have Scorpions down here. Another decade or two and they'll be marching to Canada.
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Fridays Child Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-27-08 11:24 AM
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8. "Wal-Mart said the incident was extremely rare."
Does this mean that scorpion attacks are not completely unheard of, at Wal-Mart? :shrug:
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ElboRuum Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-27-08 12:02 PM
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20. Nothing to see here...
No really. Nothing to see here. Insects and arachnids are sometimes unintentional stowaways in produce shipping, and sometimes they are venomous. This happens occasionally. Most of the time, they are found prior to making it to the produce case, but occasionally they are not.
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FSogol Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-27-08 11:28 AM
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9. I knew that Heavy Metal band was nothing but trouble. n/t
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RaVeN_MeaD Donating Member (123 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-27-08 11:37 AM
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12. Heavy metal
Is it really fair to classify scorpions as heavy metal, maybe soft metal or metal light but definatly not heavy metal.
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ElboRuum Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-27-08 12:04 PM
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23. "Heavy Metal"
Edited on Tue May-27-08 12:05 PM by ElboRuum
There are three categorizations of music of any importance:

1) Excellent
2) Passable
3) Teh SuXxOrz

I give the Scorps a 2.

On edit: My '1337' was epic fail on first attempt.
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JerseygirlCT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-27-08 12:58 PM
Response to Reply #12
48. Another stupid 80s hair band, I think
They all wanted to look tough, but the music is anything but new or interesting!
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berni_mccoy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-27-08 11:32 AM
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10. When they turned the scorpion over, it had a "Made In China" sticker on it.
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OhioChick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-27-08 11:35 AM
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11. Probably So.
:rofl:
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DMCarter Donating Member (31 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-27-08 01:31 PM
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55. another recall from china
maybe it wasn't a scorpian at all..maybe it was merely a back ordred lead toy ...then again maybe it was one of those weapons of mass destruction we keep hearing about
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Endangered Specie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-27-08 02:01 PM
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61. Probably covered in lead too...
poor guy.
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matt007 Donating Member (299 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-27-08 11:38 AM
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13. Emperor scorpions make great low maint. pets
mine even glows under a black light.
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B3Nut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-27-08 12:26 PM
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37. I have a couple emperors
I haven't tried a black light yet though...bet I could get some cool macros doing that! Super easy to care for, and a great entry into home arachnoculture. I just keep fresh water in their dish and toss in a handful of crickets every week or so, and they're happy.
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matt007 Donating Member (299 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-27-08 01:22 PM
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54. awesome
yea i do about a half dozen crickets every week to week and a half. fresh water. A little sponge works good too. mine likes to sit on it.

I may get another...just one now
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Kali Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-27-08 12:26 PM
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38. I think most of them do
that is one of the recommendations for clearing your camp/house because poisons don't work too well on them and usually there are only a few around anyway.

I usually find them by falling asleep. bastids. they run and sting as they go while you are trying to levitate out of bed - because you know damn well what that was....
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SavageDem Donating Member (277 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-27-08 01:03 PM
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49. Fun for the whole family! (NT)
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EnviroBat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-27-08 02:23 PM
Response to Reply #13
63. Woa, wait just a second here.
I've seen these little buggers sold as pets in some pet stores, but what I've always wondered is if the scorpions can sting you or is the stinger removed? What is it like to be stung by a scorpion? Is it like a bee sting, or more like big city nights?
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reggie the dog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-27-08 05:22 PM
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75. all depends on the scorpion
The scorpions we have in the Var region of France give a welt like a bee sting. They are small (2 to 5 cm). In Lybia tiny scorpions can kill you while you are trying to get to the hospital.
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matt007 Donating Member (299 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-27-08 06:44 PM
Response to Reply #63
77. mine nailed me between my knuckles
like a wasp sting pretty much. My fault though.
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noonwitch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-27-08 11:55 AM
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15. My dad used to tell me that tarantulas hid in bannanas
I was scared to break bannanas off the bunch for that reason. My mom told me there were no tarantulas in Chiquita bannanas.
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BearSquirrel2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-27-08 12:07 PM
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28. Tarantulas don't hurt humans ...
Edited on Tue May-27-08 12:08 PM by BearSquirrel2
Tarantula venom is no danger to humans. They are calm and kept as house pets.

One of these however:
(the wandering spider)

will kill you quickly and they are common to banana plantations.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/somerset/4499921.stm



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Taverner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-27-08 12:17 PM
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35. DIE WANDERING SPIDER DIE!!!!


I hate spiders...
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bad_robbie Donating Member (93 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-27-08 02:16 PM
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62. Does your tarantula bite?

Reminds me of the bit from the Pink Panther movie where Clouseau asks the innkeeper if his dog bites. He says "no," then the dog bites Clouseau, who says "I thought you said your dog didn't bite". Innkeeper responds: "Zat is not my dog!"


So anyway, we don't need to worry about getting bitten by a tarantula in a bunch of bananas.
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swimmernsecretsea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-27-08 03:27 PM
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69. Day O Lyrics
When I was growing up, it was an urban legend to think that there was a deadly tarantula hiding in a bunch of bananas. It's even immortalized in song:

A beautiful bunch a'ripe banana
(daylight come and he wan' go home)
Hide thee Deadly black tarantula
(Daylight come and he wan' go home)


Snopes.com, the urban legend debunking site, goes over this, and some other popular legends at length here:

http://www.snopes.com/horrors/insects/cactus.asp
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IronLionZion Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-27-08 12:08 PM
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30. tarantulas won't hurt you
but there are venomous spiders out there that will do terrible things to you. I got bit in Hawaii and had a big nasty rash on my arm and had to be treated.

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Kool Kitty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-27-08 01:49 PM
Response to Reply #15
59. All I have to say to that is.....
daylight come and I wanna go home. You know?
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booksenkatz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-27-08 05:20 PM
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74. I've seen a tarantula in the bananas at a grocery store
Several years ago, I was passing near the bananas when a little boy yelled out to his mom that there was a "spider" in the bananas. His mom and some employees came over... I saw the thing myself. The ONE thing on this planet I'm afraid of is a spider (I think rodents, snakes and bugs in general are cute), so it has definitely changed my grocery shopping habits. My need for bananas has dropped to about zero since then. I've wrestled with arachnophobia for 40 years, and it's abated a bit, but never goes away entirely!
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hedgehog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-27-08 11:59 AM
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17. Reminds me of the time my husband and I saw a road runner wandering
the parking lot at our grocery store in Fulton, New York. I tell you, that was one bird that was sorry to have hitched a ride!
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nxylas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-27-08 12:03 PM
Response to Reply #17
22. Was it being chased by a coyote?
Using an Acme roadrunner-catching device?
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ElboRuum Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-27-08 12:09 PM
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31. Bah Dum Psssh.
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AnneD Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-27-08 01:35 PM
Response to Reply #22
56. One time while in
Carlsbad New Mexico-I saw a sea gull. Growing up on the coast-I could not confuse the call or the profile. Your road runner must have been on vaca, that or global warming is far worse than we think.
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alarimer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-28-08 10:29 AM
Response to Reply #56
84. Sea gulls are commonly found at garbage dumps all over.
I think the term "sea" gull is something of a misnomer, as they can occur in inland areas as well, especially around lakes.
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FatDave Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-27-08 03:21 PM
Response to Reply #22
68. Did it follow "free bird seed" signs to the parking lot?
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ElboRuum Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-27-08 11:59 AM
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18. All produce shipments...
...can have insect and arachnid stowaways. When I was working at a grocery store in my youth, occasionally, a black widow spider or some other venomous creature would make its way into the shipping container, which, because of the nature of fresh produce, has openings on the top or sides. Most of the time, the people case-wrapping the produce from the boxes would find them, but occasionally, they'd end up in the case.
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yardwork Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-27-08 12:38 PM
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43. Yes, my neighbor found some black widow spiders in her grapes once.
They'd obviously come home in the bunch of grapes she'd bought at the grocery store. They were still there when she pulled the grapes out of the fridge. Cold and grumpy.
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cstanleytech Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-27-08 12:02 PM
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21. My brother works as a produce manager and
all sorts of stuff come in often.
For example he has had more than a few live spiders come in boxes of bananas and also a large black widow in a box full of grapes.
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ElboRuum Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-27-08 12:08 PM
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29. What's that about...
Had the same thing happen at my store, and a black widow was found in the grapes. Do they like the grapes or something? I figure they could probably move from box to box freely, so what's the deal with the grapes?
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yardwork Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-27-08 12:39 PM
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44. See my post up above! I wonder why black widows end up in the grapes?
Are there black widows in the vineyards where grapes are harvested? If that is true, then think of the danger to workers picking them.
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cstanleytech Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-27-08 02:55 PM
Response to Reply #44
65. Considering grapes grow outside on vines then yeah
I think its a safe bet spiders probably live among them *grin*
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reggie the dog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-27-08 05:26 PM
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76. lots of spiders
I harvested grapes one year. Lots of spiders, nasty looking ones too, but I don't know how dangerous they were. The farmer said not to get bitten by them but that if you were bitten and got a fever the hospital was necessary.
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IronLionZion Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-27-08 12:04 PM
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24. "in those overseas boxes"
:rofl:

That made my day! OhioChick it's usually a pleasure to read your posts!

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OhioChick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-27-08 12:19 PM
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36. As it is Yours......
Edited on Tue May-27-08 12:34 PM by OhioChick
:rofl:
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ChromeFoundry Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-27-08 08:57 PM
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79. I have to agree with you
I enjoy the articles she posts. Amazes me how some people still just don't get it. :silly:
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jpak Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-27-08 12:05 PM
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25. Scorpions are *not* fucking insects - they are fucking chelicerates
jesus h fucking christ
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ElboRuum Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-27-08 12:06 PM
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27. OMG Jesus's middle name does not start with H. GAWD.
:evilgrin:
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jpak Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-27-08 01:47 PM
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57. Attitudes like that are what's fucking wrong with Amerika
Once we get our fucking cornflake-fried heads out of our collective fucking corn-flake-fried ass, we'll get a fucking clue and understand the fucking difference between a fucking chelicerate and fucking hexapod.

Don't get me started....
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ElboRuum Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-27-08 03:01 PM
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66. Um, too late? n/t
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ElboRuum Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-27-08 03:01 PM
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67. Um, too late? n/t
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yardwork Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-27-08 12:40 PM
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45. Could you watch your fucking mouth? For fuck's sake.
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conspirator Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-27-08 04:17 PM
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71. fuckin dog has fucking papers... can't board it ... he gets upset ... n/t
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SavageDem Donating Member (277 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-27-08 01:09 PM
Response to Reply #25
50. Fucking insects is probably against the law in many southern states
Not to mention uncomfortable. And probably very little foreplay. And the female of the species is more deadly than the male (with apologies to Rudyard Kipling).
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swimmernsecretsea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-27-08 01:15 PM
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53. Samuel L. Jackson?! I LOVE your movies!
Edited on Tue May-27-08 01:19 PM by swimmernsecretsea
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Aramis Donating Member (24 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-27-08 12:13 PM
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33. Now, watch out for that sting by the trail lawyer.
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jobycom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-27-08 12:35 PM
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42. And they'd need a trail lawyer because scorpions are found on trails.
Sorry, the pedanticism on this thread has sunk to a new low. Or I'm trying to make it sink thus. Feel free to pick on "pedanticism."
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SavageDem Donating Member (277 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-27-08 01:14 PM
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51. Why worry about ped-ant-icism...
...when we're talking about ped-scorpion-icism. </bad joke>

As long as we don't involve didactism along with pedanticism.
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DMCarter Donating Member (31 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-27-08 12:56 PM
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46. those watermelon scorpions are pesky lil devils
makes me kind of wonder if daddy's been out west lately or knows someone that has. My daughter works for a walmart here in indiana...thank God she doesnt work near the watermelons lol.
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darue Donating Member (383 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-27-08 01:14 PM
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52. "a big one or a little one?" n/t
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hootinholler Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-28-08 08:52 AM
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83. LOL!
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ptolle Donating Member (423 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-27-08 02:00 PM
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60. nukes
You've got to know that within a matter of days the wingnuts will be offering thanks this wasn't a nuclear scorpion and Condi might be warning us of the stinger shaped smoking gun.I'm glad the little girl is OK as far as I know and hope she doesn't turn into scorpion girl a la peter parker and his radioactive arachnid. It might turn out to be interesting to see how wally-mart handles this after the case Olbermann shoved down their throats. I'd suspect they're more than a little leery of adverse publicity of any sort.
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EnviroBat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-27-08 02:30 PM
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64. Oh for God's sake!
Now I've got to worry about stinging creatures hiding in produce at the grocery store? Just KILL ME ALREADY! I can't sleep. I can't eat. I can't go out in public. I can't put gas in my car, and now THIS? I'm about to explode.
FAAAAAAHHHHHHHKKKKKKK

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oedura Donating Member (347 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-27-08 04:18 PM
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72. You always did...
Nothing's changed.
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oedura Donating Member (347 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-27-08 04:15 PM
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70. Everybody thinks they're a fucking expert...
William Templeton, Meagans father, said, I said maybe it was a bug or bee, it wasn't no scorpion. There is no scorpions in West Virginia."


http://bugguide.net/node/view/2447

Not that it matters. The watermelons came from Mexico.



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hyphenate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-27-08 05:19 PM
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73. Hmmmm
I would rather get my scorpion from the local chinese restaurant.
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mitchum Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-27-08 06:48 PM
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78. That whole article reads like satire by one of we elitists...
It has everything
scorpions
Wal Mart
watermelons
West Virginia
atrocious grammar


Hell yeah!
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Finn Polke Donating Member (82 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-28-08 08:43 AM
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82. Oh, hell yeah!
I'm a definitely keep a eye out for scorps, though, now that watermelons is on sale again. Can't be too careful. Hippies from D.C. probably bring scorps in they hair!
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Buns_of_Fire Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-28-08 07:31 AM
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80. Turn Bear Grylls loose on it. He'll eat ANYTHING.
Man vs Wild-Mart, this fall on the Discovery Channel.
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Hubert Flottz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-28-08 08:23 AM
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81. He tried to eat West Virginia, I heard!
I think it gave him Coal-itus!
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