We have a new entry in the nightmare Summer creature contest. Joining Murder Hornets, and Lion's Mane jellyfish, is the Vinegaroon, which has been dubbed the, "Land Lobster From Hell."
Big Bend National Park posted a photo of this nightmarish arachnid that is emerging from the Summer rains right now. It's about 3 inches long and when it feels threatened it can shoot a nonpoisonous acid spray.
The park posted a photo of this acid spraying creature with the explanation that, "Summer rains bring vinegaroons out of their burrows in search of food and love. Vinegaroons are about 3 inches long and relatively benign unless you happen to annoy them. They can pinch with their heavy mouthparts (pedipalps) and shoot a well-aimed spray of 85% acetic acid (vinegar) from the base of their "whip" to protect themselves."
Heading to the parks this Summer? Check your shoes! Look at this thing...