Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Japanese Woman Finds Scorpion In Jeans

"A Japanese woman trying on a pair of jeans in a shop got a shock when she was stung by a scorpion hidden inside.

The woman, on the southern island of Okinawa, ended up in hospital for five days as a result of the sting, which was not life-threatening.
Local health officials captured the 5cm (2 inch) scorpion, which was believed to be a Chinese bark scorpion."

It is thought to have travelled inside the jeans from China, where they were made.

The rest of the story at news.bbc.co.uk

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