Holidaymaker's shocking discovery
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Liverpool tourist's scorpion souvenir surprise

A tourist discovered an unexpected souvenir after unpacking from a trip to Bali when she found a scorpion.

Natasha Collins, 25, from Liverpool, said she thought it was a leaf that had fallen out of a carved piece of wood and glass bowl she bought.

"I didn't realise it was a scorpion straight away until I noticed the tail," said Ms Collins.

RSPCA inspectors are due to collect the scorpion and have yet to determine if it is venomous, said a spokeswoman.

The creature is around 2in (5cm) long.

"My initial reaction was to put a glass over it. I thought it could be dead as it didn't move straight away," said Ms Collins.

She had been on a week-long holiday with her partner Chris in the Indonesian province and bought a table centrepiece in the town of Ubud.

She had unwrapped the souvenir when something dropped out of the bag.

  • 03 Apr 2017