reply to post by MasterCrix
It happened really fast! and it was SCARY!
As far as I know, we don't have many (any?) large, armoured, Scorpion/Lobster-looking creatures running around in Scotland. (Plenty lobster/crabs etc
IN the water, not running down the street!!)
I'm 6'3" tall, weighing about 200lbs, I'm not easily frightened, but this thing was so strange looking, and you're mind is trying to comprehend
what it's seeing.... you're thinking.... wtf? that doesn't "belong" here!! huge scorpion????
Now I've never seen a scorpion on the loose (just captive ones!), but I know enough about them NOT to try stomp on them!! (Those guys can Sting!)
I froze for a second, as it scuttled by, then I tried to catch up with it, to get a better look, and figure out what it was / what to do, but it ran
down into a storm drain before I had the chance to do anything.
Everybody I told, (apart from here on ATS) thought that I was crazy.
You just NEVER see anything like this here.
It was BIG, It was SCARY, It was FAST, it was Armoured!
If you can imagine a large Lobster, but very dark grey/black, and very mobile (lt moved like a scorpion), that's about as close as I can describe it.
I still get the heebyjeebies thinking about it!
I really do wish I had managed to catch it, film it, photograph it, "stomp" it
But I didn't manage to do that, so best I can do is look for
suggestions as to what it might have been.
PS - Maybe NEXT time.....