A few nights ago I found myself walking down the street with this guy (not my photo).
Fortunately he didn’t mind sharing the road. When I realized what it was, I stopped and got a good, up close look at him. Those who know me know I wouldn’t be able to resist saying hello. Research says he/she/it is an Asian Forest Scorpion and, despite his size, his sting is no worse than a bee sting. When looking this up on the net though, I also found multiple articles of foreigners who died from scorpion stings in Thailand so I’m going to err on the side of caution and stay well away from the business end. The bad news is that apparently, they like to hide in shoes and clothing. Hmmmmm.
Since the above photo doesn’t really give folks a good idea of their size I give you the Scorpion Queen. Mi Madre!