Over the weekend, a distraught woman contacted police in the southern Hungarian town of Pécs. She needed help because she had found a scorpion in the house at night that needed to be trapped, reported Hirado.hu, a Hungarian news site.
The Baranya Special Rescue Association reported the incident on its Facebook page, saying they were surprised to receive a police request about the scorpion. They said that the lady who reported the incident said that she saw a scorpion in her home, although the family would never think of keeping such an animal.
When the association went to the scene, the animal was quickly found, and after a successful capture, identified as a Carpathian scorpion, which is found and colonizes only in Transylvania, hundreds of kilometers away from where it was found in Hungary.
As it turns out, this species is nocturnal and does not attack humans – if it does attack anything, it is only in a tight situation. The other good news is that its poison is not dangerous to humans, so after the initial scare the family could relax, if only because the animal had been taken from their home.
Featured photo via Facebook page of Baranya Speciális Mentők Egyesület