African Water Scorpion?

Today we came across the largest “digging scorpion” I’ve seen so far – about 3.5 inches or so from “nose” to tail. They burrow down in our garden, and this one apparently decided to burrow down into our pool. Apparently 1.5 meters of chlorinated water is no big deal for a scorpion, as he was walking around the bottom of our pool.

So to be sure, we hauled him out:

Nasty looking creatures, but we’re all about “live and let live” so we released him.  Far away from our garden.

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