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Spider or scorpion in my lounge?

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Nitishajack

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« on: (08:35:37/04-20-14) »
I've just woken up to my daughter freaking out about something in the lounge and honestly I don't blame her. She's grown up in the UK and never seen one of these, I saw a few of them myself as a kid around Toti and used played with them so I know they don't bite or anything but just what is this thing and can they be kept as a pet?

I just quickly put in this spider with scorpion pincers and google images spat this out, couldn't find anything on google itself though.


farothel

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« Reply #1 on: (05:12:14/04-21-14) »
It's a tailless whip scorpion:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amblypygi

As a side note: a creature of this family has been used by Mad-eye Moody in the Goblet of Fire to demonstrate the unforgivable curses on.
"Magic can turn a frog into a prince. Science can turn a frog into a Ph.D. and you still have the frog you started with." Terry Pratchett
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