Vinegaroon: An Acid Spraying Arachnid That Looks Like a Cross Between a Spider and a Scorpion

April showers bring May flowers, but you know what else the summer rains bring out? This strange creepy crawly that looks like a cross between a spider and  a scorpion, as mentioned by the Big Bend National Park in its Facebook post

Oh, and if that's not strange enough, the bug can also shoot acid.

Behold the vinegaroon, a 3-inch long arachnid that look quite menacing with its huge scorpion-like pincers or pedipalps and long whip-like tail (hence its nickname, the 'whip scorpion'). It can aim and shoot a spray of 85% acetic acid (vinegar) from the base of its tail.

But for all that menacing qualities, the nocturnal vinegaroon is actually quite benign and usually won't bother you unless you annoy them. After the rain, vinegaroons would climb out of their burrows and search for food and mates.

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