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Lethal bark as bad as bite for breakfast
A shocked mum was left horrified when she spotted a lethal scorpion scuttling across her kitchen floor as she tucked into a bowl of cereal.
Carol Cook was midway though a bite of Weetabix when she spotted the deadly three-inch creature creeping around below her.
And the 51-year-old screamed in fear of her life when the stinging predator reared up at her in her home in Stansted, Essex.
Wildlife experts have identified it as a lethal bark scorpion – whose sting is powerful enough to kill children and elderly people.
Incredibly the scorpion is thought to have been living in Carol’s home for more than three months, according to the Daily Mail.
She believes the insect stowed away in her luggage when she returned from a dream holiday to Australia last year.
Husband Gary, 51, tackled the mini-beast, scooping the unwelcome house intruder into a glass.
The couple have now nicknamed the creature the ‘Beast of Stansted’ and it is currently lodging in a rectangular plastic takeaway tub until a new owner can be found.
Police bring up the rhea in bird chase
An escaped rhea – a six-foot tall flightless bird – has given police officers the slip after almost a year on the run.
The rhea, which is closely related to the ostrich, is believed to be one of three which escaped from a farm in February last year.
The three giant birds, named Mary, Mungo and Midge, escaped from Graham and Julie Fleming’s land in Wicken Bonhunt, Essex.
Midge was captured in June last year, but Mary and Mungo remain at large, surviving in the wild for a year.
East Herts Rural Police tweeted: “PC Watson & PCSO Steve have located the rhea, the problem is they can’t keep up with it…They’ve some video footage to share, it’s very fast.”
It is the second time an escaped rhea has had the police in a flap, after one called Rita escaped from a farm in nearby Clavering, Essex. Rita – also known locally as Chris Rhea – was on the loose from March until May, when she was shot dead and turned into gourmet sausages.
The owner of the three Hertfordshire rheas told the Daily Mail: “I suggest they are left to live their life and not hounded and shot like the one that escaped last year. They are not a danger to the public and pose no greater threat to motorists than deer.”
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