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Surprise house guest with a sting in the tail
26th January 2021

By Karen Pickwick



A member of the public in Wales had a fright when her dog found a scorpion running across the living room floor.

RSPCA Cymru was alerted after the tiny scorpion was found by six-year-old Hungarian vizsla dog Otis in the North Wales town of Denbigh.

The scorpion is uninjured and has been transferred to ‘appropriate’ accommodation with a keeper who lives in the region.

The scorpion is from the Euscorpius genus and is therefore not dangerous, and no licence under the Dangerous Wild Animals Act 1976 is required to own them in Wales.