Poisonous scorpion travels to the Netherlands in a tourist’s suitcase | Inland

“This little boy came from Croatia,” writes de Maashorst shelter on Facebook. According to the shelter, it concerns the species Euscorpius croaticus, a scorpion that is poisonous but absolutely not lethal to humans. “The sting is similar to a wasp sting in terms of symptoms.”

The scorpion stays at the shelter for a while, then the animal is transferred to a reptile shelter. “The animal survived the cold of the luggage hold and therefore deserved a meal,” said the shelter. According to the shelter, it often happens that a scorpion travels from Croatia.

A woman from Austria had a similar situation last month. She found no fewer than 19 scorpions when she opened her suitcase at home.