How many times in your life have you gone to sit on the potty, to find a brilliant iridescent green iguana leaping (terrified) at your kiester?
The poor thing was frantic:
leaping and scrambling to try to escape his porcelain prison.
My sole focus was to rescue him, quickly, … and release him in friendlier surroundings (our back garden).
… another great foto-op missed.
An hour later, I realized what a great little gem that foto would have been as a part of an ongoing series of (future) Short Stories from the Tropics. Being a good German(-American), I have no shortage of resolve or patience – and have kept the camera at the ready:
Recognize this location?
It’s our kitchen sink.
a great example of what each of us see.
I saw this (coiled to strike) =>
<== Maria Alba saw this …
Clever readers might have noticed that these 2 images are just … the right-side of our kitchen sink versus … the left side of our kitchen sink.
My eye was enamored with the moving scorpion on the right side, while Maria Alba only saw the immobilized cucarachon on the left side. – with 100’s of ants doing “disposal”. (Neither of us saw both.)
I commented about how unusual it was to see “one of these” in our kitchen, as Maria Alba quizzically replied “… we see one almost once a month… ?? ”
Steve: “I haven’t seen one since last month, in our upstairs bedroom …. and that one had been the first in 8 years”.
Maria Alba: “What are you talking about….?”
I scooped the scorpion into a clear plastic cup (w/lid) and showed her. Her eyes popped…
While scooping ~ a second look ~ revealed the big roach. (and ant-disposal crew)
Maria Alba explained that the cucarachon – now not moving – had ~ attracted ~ the scorpion….
How many of you noticed ….
what I then pointed out to Maria Alba? ….
The cucarachon has … no head… and no abdomen…
Another casualty of war.
“Night of the Scorpion”
Cuca v. Scorpio ”
“Another good reason to not kill scorpions?”
“Our little hunting friends …”
… What other things go on in our homes, unseen and unknown ???
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© Steven M. Fry
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