Big Bend National Park Is Home To a Tarantula-Scorpion-Looking Hybrid Called “Whip Scorpions”

Big Bend National Park Is Home To a Tarantula-Scorpion-Looking Hybrid Called “Whip Scorpions”


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Well you learn something new everyday, and today I learned that Big Bend National Park is home to a tarantula-scorpion-looking hybrid called ‘whip scorpions’ that spray an acidic substance from their tails for protection.

I’m sorry to add this alien-looking creature into the catalog of things that keep you up at night, but they’re too scary looking for me not to share… if that makes sense?

I’ll take a hard pass at visiting Big Bend National Park until I can rationalize the thought of running into one of these things. I know The NPS Instagram post below says they’re relatively benign towards humans, but I know they can’t bite or spray me when I’m 1000+ miles away…





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