Dublin builders get "quite a shock" as scorpion discovered on site

The DSPCA has called in experts to identify the creature's species

Dublin builders get "quite a shock" as scorpion discovered on site

JP the scorpion. Image: DSPCA

Work at a construction site in Dublin was temporarily brought to a halt today - after a rogue scorpion scuttled out of a batch of building supplies.

The alarm was raised at the Baggot Street site when the unexpected visitor crawled out of a delivery of kitchen sinks – believed to have arrived in from Turkey.

Workers immediately notified the DSPCA – and officers have since called in experts to identify the creature.

DSPCA spokesperson Gillian Bird said workers got “quite a shock” when the scorpion emerged:

Only a handful of Scorpion species are deadly - but many can deliver a nasty sting.

The society is looking for a suitable home for the intrepid arachnid – nicknamed JP by staff.

Ms Bird said JP is a “small scorpion measuring just under 4cm in length.”

“We are hoping to find a good home for JP once we have identified his or her species,” she said. “In the meantime he is safe and fed.”