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Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Wildlife Chronicles Of Salem, AL: The Brown Scorpion

Hi Everyone,

Here is an old post from 2008. I had only lived here for about a year at the time and it was the early beginnings of my wildlife chronicles of Salem, AL.

I am always amazed at the different types of insects and creatures that I find near my house out in the wilds of Salem, AL. So far, I have found just about every type of spider that you could imagine.

I have caught one snake. I don't know what kind it was. It didn't have a rattle although it looked like a little rattlesnake. It damn sure tried to bite me. But after being chased by huge king cobras in the Sinai desert and huge rattlesnakes in the desert wastelands of southern california, this little guy didn't scare me. I threw him out in the woods behind my house.

So what was my latest find? A small brown scorpion (maybe a southern devil scorpion, IDK??) that a big spider had captured in it's web. It makes me wonder what else is lurking out there, so an ample amount of firepower is always available at the homestead. That's the latest on mutual of omaha's wild kingdom in Salem. I will keep you up to date on when I find the Bengal tiger in the backyard.

I have many wildlife stories from my world travels, most notably from the jungles of Panama. I didn't expect to start a new chapter in my front yard. Sometime, I'll tell you about the armadillo that I killed, with a samurai sword in my front yard, when I lived on post at Fort Benning, a long time ago.

Be aware of your surroundings and always check your hat and boots before you put them on.
To be continued....

Eric Dempsey
Master Sergeant, U.S. Army Retired
NASM Certified Personal Trainer & Weight Loss Specialist
Graduate Student In Exercise Science At Cal U.
Dempseys Resolution Fitness
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