It's No Movie, It's A $#@%& Scorpion On A Plane

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Just when you thought the friendly skies had gotten friendlier, a predatory arthropod gets past security. Guest host Susan Stamberg has more.

SUSAN STAMBERG, host: Just when you thought the friendly skies had gotten friendlier, what, with all the groping and hands-on searches, who knew a predatory arthropod could get past security. But a scorpion did - and then must have wriggled out of its seatbelt on a flight from Seattle to Anchorage. Because Jeff Ellis, a passenger on that trip, got stung - 30,000 feet in the air stung by a scorpion.

Alaska Airlines thinks the scorpion may have scuttled onboard when the plane stopped in Austin, Texas. They know from scorpions in Texas. Well, Mr. Ellis got treatment in Anchorage. By the way, the EMTs there had to Google for information, since there are not that many scorpion 911 calls in Alaska. The airline gave Mr. Ellis two round-trip tickets and 4,000 frequent flier miles. So, Mr. Ellis will not sue. Scorpions in economy. Makes you wonder what first-class passengers get bitten by. Maybe a member of the cast of "Twilight"?

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