Spiders and scorpions are both arachnids. Mostly defined by having 8 legs.
Oh. Well I have no idea what I'm talking about! Haha I just remember there being some issue about what it actually is due to the number of legs or how they were used (leg vs. antenna). Either way, I HATE it!
Yeah... it was a monster to me! I guess it's not considered a spider because it doesn't have 8 eyes or whatever spiders are supposed to have, and although it looks like 8 legs I think 2 are considered antennae. So they somehow classify it as a scorpion? I don't know. I think it's an evil creature that shouldn't exist!
It's just spiderish? If an insect/arachnid/arthropod can decide what it really wants to be, it has no business trying to take a shower. Evil indeed.
Last time I saw something like that on the ground, I couldn't walk without looking down. There may of been a nice view, but I don't know. I just expected that at any moment I would walk up on a rattler.
I usually see one of those around here every year or two. They are usually about 2-3' long. Not aggressive at all, but they most certainly will stand their ground.
Last year, I went outside from the garage, left the door open, and when I was coming back in, there was a rattler right in the doorway. I almost stepped on/over it.
I ran to the front door, through the house and into the garage, and it had come inside and was coiled up against the roll-up door. I opened the door, and swooshed it out with a 2X6 about 4' long. next, it was laying outside with the board on top of it. I grabbed a shovel and chopped its head off.
It's kind of interesting, if you chop off a rattlesnakes head, it doesn't know it no longer has a body. But it's still alive. If you move your hand closer to the head, when you get about a foot or so away, it's jaws will open and close quickly. It thinks it bit you, but obviously, it can't.
There are also gopher snakes around here. Same color as a rattler, a bit longer, and no rattles or poison glands. These are pretty mellow most of the time, if you spend some time with them they'll even let you pick them up. When the boys were young, they tamed several of them.
I like having a gopher snake around, they tend to stay out of the way and best of all; no mice.
So here is a picture of the camel spider/sun scorpion/spawn of Satan that I found in my shower a few years ago. We had just come back from a trip, I got in the shower, and I looked down and found this guy on his back with his legs wiggling wildly in the air. I had knocked him off the curtain without realizing it. He was about 5 or 6 inches and extremely aggressive. My husband, of course, bought a little tank to keep him in but he died not long after. Scariest bug I have seen in my life YET! And yes, this is the pic of the actual demon that was in MY shower!