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Man Gets 'One Of The Most Dangerous Pets A Person Can Own'

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Man Gets 'One Of The Most Dangerous Pets A Person Can Own'

A man bought 'one of the most dangerous pets a person can own'.

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Sharing his recent purchase to TikTok, an animal lover, who goes by the handle benpleasedont, revealed that he had picked up a little critter called the 'Death Stalker' scorpion.

Now, with a name like that, you might - rightly - be wondering why on Earth someone would want one in their home.

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And it's a question that only becomes more clear as the video goes on.

Unwrapping his new pal from its box, the man says: "I got one of the most dangerous pets a person can own, and it's only the size of an eraser.

"This is the Death Stalker scorpion, which is one of the most venous scorpions on the planet. You have to use tongues when going near them because you do not wanna get in the way of that sting.

"She was not happy, but luckily as you can see, scorpions, most species, cannot climb smooth surfaces such as glass or plastic, so this is perfect for the micro-habitat I'm gonna put her in.

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"Before owning one, you need to have experience owning other scorpions, because there's a reason why they are called the Death Stalker."

Credit: TikTok
Credit: TikTok

What could that reason be? I hear you ask.

Well...

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"Anybody who's been envenomated is prone to anaphylaxis," he explains.

"But it's been shown that with this scorpion almost 97 percent of people get it, also, if you live in the US, none of the anti-venoms for this scorpion are approved by the FDA, so you cannot find it.

"This scorpion also needs twice the amount of anti-venom treatment than any other scorpion. Apparently it feels like being shot by a bullet followed by extreme nausea, dizziness, diarrhea, vomiting, muscle spasms, pancreatitis, heart and neurological issues as well.

"On the bright side, though, their venom has properties that scientists are using to treat brain tumours and diabetes as well."

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The video has been viewed more than 21 million times since it was shard to his page.

At the end of the footage, he says that his new pet 'dug up the enclosure' and after moving her into a new home, he 'hadn't seen her in three months'.

However, he assured his concerned followers that she hadn't escaped.

Replying to a comment, he said: "She never left."

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So that's good.

Featured Image Credit: TikTok

Topics: Viral, US News, TikTok

Dominic Smithers
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