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US military personnel have been waiting to hunt an extremely dangerous scorpion from Kuwait.

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Stars and Stripes reports that some military personnel have taken up a new hobby, hunting scorpions. There is now a waitlist for scorpion hunters.

Androctonus crassicauda is the scorpion they are hunting, also known as the Arabian fattailed scorpion. Although the scorpion’s venom can be extremely deadly, it isn’t considered aggressive towards humans. Instead, military personnel hunt them because they are dangerous to the service dogs that the military depends on.

Actually, the hunts were started to encourage military personnel to use anti-venom at military bases in Kuwait. Since attacks on humans are very rare, the military is reluctant to use this option. The military also believes that the region’s population of Arabian fat-tailed scarpions is decreasing.

Spc. Stars and Stripes was told by Joseph Neitz. Neitz organizes the hunts from May.

Neitz says that he has caught at least 300 Arabian fat-tails with his fellow scorpion hunters since the hunts began…



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