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Scorpion Stings Alaska Airlines Rider

Jeff Ellis of West Linn, shows the cell phone image of the scorpion which stung him while he was trying to sleep on a red-eye Alaska Airlines flight on June 17 during a interview today in Portland, Ore. The Oregon man got a big surprise on a commercial flight from Seattle to Anchorage, Alaska, when he was stung by a scorpion while sitting in his plane seat. When he felt something in his sleeve and tried to brush it away. He said he felt the crawling again, looked down and saw the culprit. More here. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

Question: I've never seen a scorpion live in the wild -- or on a plane for that matter. Have you?

D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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