A family of scorpions was discovered inside a luggage that an Austrian woman was unpacking. According to an animal rescue facility, there were a mother scorpion and her young, making a total of 18 scorpions. Now, Croatia will receive the scorpions. Join our weekday newsletter list to receive original analysis, news, and trends in your inbox. According to accounts, a woman from Austria was horrified to find a family of scorpions living inside her suitcase.
The woman, whose name has not been made public, had been on vacation in Croatia, Newsweek reported.
She found the stingers in her suitcase after arriving back at her Upper Austrian home in Natternbach and began unpacking.
According to Tierhilfe Gusental, an Austrian animal shelter, the woman discovered 18 scorpions in total, including a mother and her young.
On July 23, she contacted Tierhilfe Gusental, who acknowledged that the animals had been captured and given to them.
According to the rescue center’s Facebook post, “They are currently in the Linz animal shelter till they make their return journey.”
According to The Mirror, a woman in Linz discovered a scorpion in her room. According to the newspaper, the finding was made three weeks after she had returned from her trip.
According to Newsweek, this is the second time this summer alone that scorpions have come from Croatia to Upper Austria.
According to the National Geographic, there are over 2,000 different species of scorpions, but only around 40 of them are toxic enough to kill people. The Croatian species, particularly those along the Adriatic coast, lack sufficient venom to be deadly.