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Stowaway scorpion found in Wellesley luggage

A person had just returned from a trip abroad and found the baby scorpion while unpacking.

A Wellesley family got a startling surprise while unpacking from a trip yesterday.

A baby scorpion somehow made it into the family's luggage and stung a family member while they were unpacking, police said.

Police, fire and ambulance crews were called to the home about 3:30 p.m.

"When the victim was unpacking, the scorpion was agitated and struck. The victim was not seriously injured and did not go to the hospital," Wellesley police said.

The scorpion somehow made it into the luggage while the family was in Italy and made it all the way back to Wellesley.

Firefighters took control of the scorpion, police said.

 
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