Scorpions: Deadly Desert Dwellers

Scorpions really are deadly. Tommy captured the one pictured below and immobilized his pincher.



Then he somehow got the scorpion into a jar and placed a magnifying glass stopper in the top so we could examine closely the  hairy creature inside and see not only the two eyes on the side of his head but the three eyes on each front claw. How these creatures get the water they need is interesting: when there is fog they put their bum in the air so any drop of moisture will roll down their back and into the mouth. A lesson in survival of the fittest.