The tourist discovers 18 scorpions in his bag after returning from vacation

Masila was terrified of her life when she found 18 scorpions in her bag after returning home from vacation in Croatia.

The woman was unpacking her bags on Saturday after returning to the Adriatic Sea at her home in Naternbach in Upper Austria, and when she opened her bag she discovered a whole family of stings, chilling her spine.

The woman reportedly found 18 scorpions in the bag, apparently a mother and her children.

A woman found a scorpion and her 17 children in a suitcase after she returned to Austria from her vacation in Croatia.
Tierhilfe Gusental / Zenger

She contacted Tierhilfe Gusental, an animal rescue service, which said in a statement: “This afternoon a lady from Natternbach called us, because stowaways settled in luggage for their flight to Croatia.

“More precisely, a scorpion with babies. The animals have been secured and delivered to us. They are currently at the animal shelter in Linz until they begin their return journey.”

Austrian media reported that this is the third case of scorpions from Croatia ending up in Upper Austria.

They said a woman from Linz discovered a scorpion in her apartment on Thursday, 30 June, also after vacationing in Croatia.

Oddly enough, she had already been home for three weeks when she discovered the skin crawl.

This means that the creeping reptile has made itself comfortable in the apartment for three weeks without being noticed.

The scorpion and the children were found in a suitcase
A woman found a scorpion and her 17 children in a suitcase after she returned to Austria from her vacation in Croatia.
Tierhilfe Gusental / Zenger

Another case – in September last year – saw a scorpion from Croatia that was found in a house in Upper Austria before it was taken to an animal shelter.

Scorpions feature a segmented, curved, sloping tail with a poison needle at the rear of the body and a pair of grabbing pincers at the front.

Although they live in many habitats, they are more common and diverse in deserts.

In Croatia, scorpions are found mainly on the coast of the Adriatic Sea, and they are very rare in the continental regions of the country.

There are only a few different species of scorpions found in Croatia, and none of them are life threatening.

While it is poisonous, their poison is too weak to kill a human. However, their stings can cause pain, swelling, itching, redness, and a burning feeling.

There are five species of scorpions in Croatia, but only two are common, namely Italian Euscorpios and the I Germanos. Neither of these types is considered harmful to humans.

The scorpion and the children were found in a suitcase
A woman found a scorpion and her 17 children in a suitcase after she returned to Austria from her vacation in Croatia.
Tierhilfe Gusental / Zenger

This story was provided to Newsweek by Zenger News.

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