Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Scorpion budget travel

Where budget flights are concerned, it would seem that one perculiar character from China have found a way to travel in rugged denium style, and getting some leg in the process.

Over in Nago, Okinawa - a Japanese woman trying on a pair of jeans in a shop got a shock when she was stung by a scorpion hidden inside.

The 5cm (2 inch) scorpion, was believed to be a Chinese bark scorpion. It is believed that the scorpion could have travelled inside the jeans from China, where they were made.

The woman, felt a sudden pain in her right knee as she tried the jeans on, and was again stung again on her right index finger when she rubbed the area with her hand.

Though some scorpion's sting can be deadly, the woman ended up in hospital for five days as a result of the sting, which was not life-threatening.

Source Mainichi Daily News