Question:This thing came home with me from a nursery in
WHAT COULD IT BE A friend called it a venigroon ? the spelling.
trimming a yucca and I crawled out on my hand. I almost had to
pants Claude Townsend
Answer: This is indeed a Vinegaroon. They are relatives
and scorpions and found very commonly in West Texas. They are
rare in San Antonio. Vinegaroons are quite harmless and get their
because they release a liquid when disturbed that smells like
This liquid can burn the eyes and possibly the skin. They are
called whip scorpions.