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Dominicandave on 02 Aug 2012
No one i know can identify it, found in Dominican republic but could have come in on a boat I suppose.
http://i49.tinypic.com/ac4ktl.jpg
gethin_allen on 02 Aug 2012
In reply to Dominicandave:
I've no idea but I'd keep away from it as it looks terrifying.
gingerdave13 - on 02 Aug 2012
In reply to gethin_allen: nah i reckon a bit of testing is required to find out if it's poisonous or not.

try and touch it, let it bite or sting you and report back in 24 hrs telling us how you feel.
yogi2749 - on 02 Aug 2012
In reply to gingerdave13: Like!
cap'nChino - on 02 Aug 2012
In reply to Dominicandave: It's something you don't f@*k with lightly.

In the Scorpion family is my un educated guess.
Dave Garnett - on 02 Aug 2012
In reply to Dominicandave:

It's a whip scorpion of some sort.
mkean - on 02 Aug 2012
In reply to Dominicandave:
I've definitely seen one of them on a wildlife program before but I can't remember what it is called. My initial thought was a false scorpion but it turns out they don't have tails.
Slugain Howff - on 02 Aug 2012
In reply to Dominicandave:

Tailless Whipscorpion or Giant Vinegaroon (Harmless).
Google is my friend

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Dave Garnett - on 02 Aug 2012
In reply to Dave Garnett:

... i forgot to add, they are pretty harmless (non-venonous).
Kelcat - on 02 Aug 2012
In reply to Dominicandave: its a big godawful bug, what more do you need to know?
mkean - on 02 Aug 2012
In reply to Dave Garnett:
Sounds right, Wikipedia suggests it isn't going to have your leg off :-)
jshields - on 02 Aug 2012
In reply to Dominicandave: You wouldn't want to find that in your underpants!
joan cooper - on 02 Aug 2012
In reply to Dominicandave: The old story . The bigger and nastier you try to look, the bigger wimp you are.
mockerkin on 02 Aug 2012
In reply to Dominicandave:
>> I don't know what it is because my virus checker McAfee advised me not to visit the "dangerous " site above.
aultguish on 02 Aug 2012
In reply to Dominicandave: Used to come across these (or very similar)all the time in Central America, harmless but aggressive as f***!
TryfAndy on 02 Aug 2012
In reply to Dominicandave:

so that's what it looks like when you shave a squirrel...
stonemaster - on 02 Aug 2012
In reply to Dominicandave: Bejesus! Kill it!!! or put it in a jar and post to the Museum of Natural History....:)
Duncan Bourne - on 02 Aug 2012
In reply to Dominicandave:
Ooh a whiptail scorpion (Mastigoproctus giganteus) haven't seen one of them in a while.
None poisonous
Scarab9 - on 03 Aug 2012
In reply to TryfAndy:
> (In reply to Dominicandave)
>
> so that's what it looks like when you shave a squirrel...

just made me laugh out loud in a rather moronic manner...... :-p

that is one awesome looking bug

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