Thursday, 18. December 2014
25. 05. 14. - 12:00
A parcel courier who noticed something suspicious inside a packet being sent from Germany to Austria handed it in to police in the Austrian town of Baden who, when they opened it, found it contained 50 live scorpions.
The animals had been wrapped in tissue paper and then packed in a polystyrene ice cream box in the hope that this would disguise any sounds that they might make.
The scorpions were initially handed to an Austrian animal shelter which refused to take them because it did not have the capacity to deal with so many potentially dangerous animals, and as a result they were handed over to the owner of an exotic animals pet shop.
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