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Dangerous End!!   I always wanted to see a Scorpion and Photograph it.. But not like this.. <br />
In front of these fire ants the dangerous Scorpion couldn&#039;t last.. This is second time am seeing this.. <br />
They are still very secretive and least studied fauna in India at least.. <br />
Would also be exploring this taxa as I get the chance.. <br />
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Btw Beware of Ants as well as the Scorpions ;-)  Arachnidae,D5200,Fall,Geotagged,Heterometrus Phipsoni,Heterometrus phipsoni,Incredible India,IncredibleIndia,India,Maharashtra,Nikon,NikonD5200,SGNP,Scorpion,Tamron,Thane,Yeoor,abhitap,fauna,jagtap Click/tap to enlarge PromotedSpecies introCountry intro

Dangerous End!!

I always wanted to see a Scorpion and Photograph it.. But not like this..
In front of these fire ants the dangerous Scorpion couldn't last.. This is second time am seeing this..
They are still very secretive and least studied fauna in India at least..
Would also be exploring this taxa as I get the chance..

Btw Beware of Ants as well as the Scorpions ;-)

    comments (6)

  1. Lots of ants! I wonder if the scorpion made it out of there alive? Posted 4 years ago
    1. You can see left side of the scorpion, there is only one limb left there.. I have seen Ants attacking Earthworm as well as a forest scorpion.. They start eating their prey alive..
      This scorpion was dead almost.. and when we returned to the same spot after we were done with our birding session, there was only a Pincer left!!
      Posted 4 years ago
  2. Spectacular find, pretty intimidating when they are this size. Posted 4 years ago
    1. Agree.. This is one of the largest sps. found in India. Posted 4 years ago
  3. Great shot and moment. Well done. Posted 4 years ago
    1. Thanks :-) Posted 4 years ago

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Heterometrus Phipsoni is a giant forest scorpion in the Heterometrus genus.

Similar species: Scorpions
Species identified by Ferdy Christant
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Uploaded Nov 30, 2015. Captured Oct 11, 2015 09:37 in Trek To Yeoor Waterfall, Patvanapada, Yeoor Hills, Thane West, Thane, Maharashtra 400101, India.
  • NIKON D5200
  • f/7.1
  • 3s
  • ISO125
  • 165mm