Thursday, July 3, 2008

Shoes Required!

A very sad thing happened the other night!
Kip went outside to take the trashcans to the curb and he (thank goodness) found a little UN-friend sitting on the fence! The reason I say thank goodness is he could have been hurt by the UN-friend if he did not see it. Kip is quite upset with his find, because this now changes our feelings on walking outside without shoes. We thought that now that we have a patio we could enjoy camping outside, sleeping under the stars, all sorts of fun night time activities, but now we are freaked out!!!


That's right, my husband caught a Scorpion. Are those supposed to be in Southern California??? Especially my backyard? I thought they belonged in Arizona and Nevada but my backyard??? NO!!!! So we are now freaked out! Those things are so creepy looking and Kip says they are built for battle. He did so many things to kill that scorpion and it was still hanging in there. He finally stomped on it and squished it. But Kip warns, they are really fast!
All of my neighbors out there in Rosetta Canyon and Lake Elsinore Land, WATCH OUT!!! They are around here, and they are danger!
EEEeeekkkkssss!!!!!

17 comments:

The Picketts said...

I haven't even found one of those here in AZ! (Knock on wood!) And they are tough to kill! The pest control company says that the best way to keep scorpions out is to have a CAT! They're the only ones fast enough to actually KILL them! Needless to say, our 2 cats are sticking around (and maybe that's why we haven't seen any scorpions!)

Pedersens said...

Looks like you better add a cat to your family now!! Those things are sooooo FREAKY! I dont like them at all & I can only imagine how Kip acted when he found that thing! LOL tooo funnnnnny. Well I sure hope we get to meet up with you guys tomorrow night since it has been FOREVER!
PARTY ON!

Kelly said...

OMG! Glad he didn't step on it! Or your puppy didn't get a hold of it! Wear your shoes and watch out! LOL!

Melissa said...

You guys need to get a chicken! I didn't know that there were scorpions here... we are busy enough with our black widows.

Vanessa said...

You have got to be kidding me!! I am soooo freaked out right now. This means I can no longer let Jackson outside to play in our backyard. NIGHTMARE!!

Rick Robinson said...

Dang!!! That thing is NASTY!!! Keep your little (well, big) dog away from those things! Hey...I am so excited to see you guys in 2 1/2 weeks!!!!

Dacia said...

Oh my goodness! When we lived in New Mexico Matthew came within inches of stepping on one in our apartment kitchen! We were totally freaked out too and I couldn't sleep at night thinking there was another one in my house! I know exactly how you feel!!

We drounded ours with bug spray and then trapped it in a jar with a lid. It eventually died and now sits on Matthew's office shelf in the little jar we caught it in!

Traci Elizabeth said...

Okay, maybe I shouldnt move down there!!!! I have to agree...time to get a cat!

Amanda said...

Well thank goodness you have that big tough man of yours to protect you from those battle ready bugs. That is really freaky! Don't be going out there with bare piggy toes any more. GROSS!

Patrick and Effie said...

that is craaazy! i have never seen a scorpion in real life, it would FREAK me out! good thing Kip caught it and didn't step on it! i wonder if there are any pest sprays that keep them out???? its kinda cool though that you have your own little jungle in your yard, snakes, scorpions i wonder what is going to be next! :)

Heather said...

WOWZA! That is crazy!I have never seen anything like that! Scary!

Emily said...

So sick!!! I am not a fan of bugs. I woke up to find I had 19 bug bites before I left for my trip.

Roger & Lyndzee Ellsworth said...

Freakin nasty!!

Jordan & Kimberly said...

Yep they are in So Cal. We used to catch them in our backyard all the time. We would put them in jars and shake them up a few 100 times a day. The suckers just don't die very easily. Am I going to bug hell for trying to torture the scorpian?!?

gunnells said...

dang that is freaky! dave would've loved to see it! i can't believe kip picked that thing up! Crazy!!

Jared said...

I hate scorpions! I think I would run like a baby if I found one. My friend asked me the other day if I wanted to go snake hunting. I said HELL NO...I don't even like finding 'em by accident. Love the blog! Mine is stupid, but check it out... electricskull.blogspot.com It'll get better, I'm still trying to figure it out. Just got used to myspace! Hugz all around!!!

The Bruer Clan said...

AH!! CRAP now I am SCARED!! HA!! My kids are ALWAYS in the backyard...AHH!! You are AWESOME Kip, I would be so WIMPY to do that!!