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Wednesday, October 3, 2007
Scorpion Blogging, Day 2

From an AP report:

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The package from Hong Kong looked innocent enough, marked "personal clothing." But when customs officials opened it, they were stunned to see about 300 live scorpions and spiders.

The scorpions and spiders — which included tarantulas — were packed in nets, bottles and transparent plastic boxes, concealed under clothes, newspapers reported Wednesday.

Hmmmm.... I guess Christmas came a little earlier this year then was expected.

The spiders and scorpions were later handed over to the parks and wildlife office.

Steven Toledo, head of the office's rescue center, said the spiders and scorpions will be "taken care of" and possibly used in exhibitions. He said some of them were still juveniles.

I love the euphemism "taken care of" which is code for "stepped on until squished"