Not a welcomed guest!

Not a welcomed guest!

A scorpion and five of its babies hitched a ride on Southwest Airline flight 2093 from Phoenix to Indiana. About 30 minutes before touch down the passenger was messing in his carry-on and felt a familiar stinging sensation — he had been stung by scorpions before. He notified the flight crew who notified emergency personnel on the ground.

The passenger ended up being treated at the airport, the hitch-hikers were exterminated, and the aircraft was fumigated overnight.  Southwest recently started allowing pets to fly on their aircraft, but I don’t think this is what they had in mind.


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I’m not going to lie, that would freak me out pretty bad.


I would totally freak! Almost as bad as snakes on a plane!!!

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