Hunter and Hunted – Judah

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Whilst searching for scorpions we found a very small or possibly a Deathstalker in the ultraviolet torchlight. When we got closer a was in attendance and it became clear the scorpion was entangled in the ’s web and was in fact already dead.

It appears the spider had killed the scorpion or at least it had died in its web and was about to eat the dead . Their most common natural predators are other types of scorpions with young and adults having high mortality rates, although Deathstalkers also kill and eat themselves.

Centipedes are also common enemies who often kill scorpions.

 

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Jem Babbington

Jem Babbington

Jem Babbington is a keen birder and amateur photographer located in Dhahran, Eastern Saudi Arabia where he goes birding every day. Jem was born in England and is a serious local patch and local area birder who has been birding for almost forty years and has birded in more than fifty countries. Jem is learning to ring birds in Bahrain as a perfect way to learn more about the birds of the area. Saudi Arabia is a very much under-watched and under-recorded country.

Jem Babbington

Jem Babbington

Jem Babbington is a keen birder and amateur photographer located in Dhahran, Eastern Saudi Arabia where he goes birding every day. Jem was born in England and is a serious local patch and local area birder who has been birding for almost forty years and has birded in more than fifty countries. Jem is learning to ring birds in Bahrain as a perfect way to learn more about the birds of the area. Saudi Arabia is a very much under-watched and under-recorded country.

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