Thu, Jan 11, 2007
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First it was snakes... then mice... and penguins... even ghosts, and ravenous hamsters... and now
we have a real-life tale involving scorpions on a plane. If you
just shuddered, you're not alone.
A Vermont man on a United Airlines flight from Chicago says he
was stung recently by a one-and-one-half-inch scorpion just before
the plane landed... and again when he went to pick up his luggage
at baggage claim.
"My right leg felt like it was asleep, but that was isolated to
one spot, and it felt like it was being jabbed with a sharp piece
of plastic or something," David Sullivan told the Associated
Sullivan says the scorpion stung him on the back of his right
knee while he was still on the plane. He believes the creepy
invertebrate then crawled across his torso and down his left leg,
where it stung him again.
The scorpion fell out of his pant cuff when Sullivan went to
Sullivan was startled; his wife screamed; and both man and
scorpion -- by now smushed to a pulp by the foot of a helpful
fellow traveler -- took a trip to a local hospital, where doctors
told Sullivan while the stings may have been painful, he
had nothing to worry about healthwise.
A United spokesperson confirmed the plane the Sullivans were
traveling on originated in Houston... they theorize that's where
the enterprising scorpion came onboard.
How that happened, exactly, "is something that we will
investigate and look into," said United spokeswoman Robin Urbanski.
"We’re very sorry for what happened. Our customer safety and
security is our Number 1 priority."
Hey... maybe the scorpion just wanted to check out the skiing in
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