Texas Now Has Frightening Acid-Shooting Scorpion-Like Insects
Texas and It's Wild Creatures
Texas has plenty of beautiful animals, critters, and unique beings. However, that being said, Texas has also thrown us some wild creatures in the past. First, we had the murder hornets flying their murderous wings around the Lone Star state; then, we had those insane cannibalistic fish washed up on Padre Island, ready to do more than nibble at our toes.
What More Can We Handle?
If the murder hornets and cannibalistic fish weren't enough, we now have one more creature that, undebatably, just one up'd the other two. How does acid spraying scorpion-like insects sound?
You heard me right, a nasty scorpion-like insect is out here and wants to spray us down with their acid liquid-yuck and ouch! This insect looks like a scorpion mixed with a spider with ram horns attached to it and shoots acid out its derriere.
What Are They Called?
This insect is called the vinegaroon, and it was just spotted at Big Bend National Park. In a Facebook post by the Big Bend National Park, they explained the scorpion-like insects come out to play after it rains. They are relatively harmless unless they find you annoying; in that case, they will "shoot a well-aimed spray of 85% acetic acid (vinegar) from the base of their "whip" to protect themselves."
The park also said the female vinegaroons could sometimes be seen carrying her very own hatchlings on her back, so "If you're lucky enough to see one, look closely." I'm sorry, but if I see that insect, I'm not looking closely, im running.