Dad traps a terrifyingly huge scorpion in his home armed with just a pair of pliers.
The massive arachnid – as long as a man’s hand – was found by Arcangel Gabriel at his home in Merida, Mexico.
Photographs of the creature were apparently shot in a kitchen with children’s toys seen in the background.
The scorpion’s huge pincers and stinger in its tail are clearly seen in the shots.
And the snaps are part of a recent phenomenon of freakishly large scorpions appearing in people’s homes in the region, report local media.
The specimen has been identified as a member of the Diplocentrus genus of toothed scorpions.
Their strange blue venom is not especially toxic and does not pose a danger to humans.
But experts warn that it can cause allergic reactions in some cases.
Although the scorpions are native to the Yucatan Peninsula, local media report that it is uncommon to see them.
Ecological authorities advise against killing them, as they reportedly help with pest control.
Social media user Airam Garcia commented on Arcangel’s photos: “Just by seeing it, my skin gets goosebumps.”
Netizen Jose Antel, on the other hand, joked: “If it’s not harmful, he should pick it up with his hand instead of using the pliers.”
Experts say large scorpions are rarely deadly to humans, despite their terrifying appearance.
Their venom is less powerful and is used as a base for developing better antidotes to more deadly stings from smaller scorpions.
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