Acid-spraying part spider, part scorpion species is taking over parts of Southwest

The species that some are calling a cross between a spider and a scorpion is taking over parts of the Southwest. ABC News' Will Ganss reports.
1:59 | 07/20/21

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First there were murder horde it's then the brood X cicadas. And now acids spraying vinegar Rubens. All grown giant mentoring and three three and a half inches in length and then by the time you add detail. It didn't. You know reach six inches in linking. Also called whip scorpions they're capable of spraying a scenic acid. AKA vinegar from the base of their male or wit big bend national park sharing this photo of the creepy crawling creature. Rarely seen by people they spend a lot of time underground and they're nocturnal so encounters with humans are fairly uncommon. But that might be changing Kron dot com writing land lobsters from hell are emerging in big bend after summer rains. The rain is sort of their trigger. To come mountains are looking sued vinegar rooms are most commonly found in the southwestern United States it's massacre brought this judge yet he has I'm which is literally the giant vinegar and and they live a long and cool giant scorpion looking creatures that refuse to die coming out in droves this summer side of the apocalypse. Maybe not they pose no threat at all. They just look really intimidating doesn't have any men don't like it or Ian does even if they look like they're much scarier scorpion cousins. There really just gentle giant vinegar and wow. It's late last year faster and more. Wild kingdom. Really don't don't be afraid interest it lead then. Pro tip if you do you see them in your area don't kill them they hunt Philippine scorpions crickets and cockroaches. So these harmless that are currents can take care of those other pass forty though she dare come in here vinegar and cost oh vigorous cost it's just what the doctor ordered MMA. And I bet back.

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