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Old 10-11-2010, 09:36 PM
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We visited my family's getaway in North Alabama this weekend and discovered a rock partially in the water, but most of it out. It has some formations that are very strange. I placed a quarter as reference, it is the only rock in the area that has these strange forms. they are about one half inch deep. Does anyone have a guess as to what these are, I haven't a clue.
We also found a scorpion under the burner in the stove, the first I've ever seen east of the Mississippi, I have enclosed a pic, has anyone else seen one? Thanks in advance for you're help.
The first pic is the end of the rock, just under the water.








This is the creek in which the rock is located.

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Where I live there is a scorpion under every rock.

Kinda looks like fossilized algae.
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Florida has scorpions so I am confident that most of the gulf coast states have them.
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Old 10-12-2010, 11:23 PM
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The scorpion, judging by its color and upcurled tail, is a "bark scorpion" centruroides sculpturatus, locally ubiquitous and inhabiting the southern tier of states. Scourge of the Southwest, indoors and out, the most venemous of indigenous scorpions, clear evidence, along with mosquitos, among many other noxious species, of no benevolent intervention in evolution...
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Growing up I worked at a Boy Scout Camp for many years near Florence. As we prepped the camp each season and unrolled the old military mattresses we'd find many 2-4 inch scorpions who'd taken up living in them for the winter and spring. I also had an unfortunate run in with one while hiking Horseshoe Bend Park years ago, the little guy stung me on the end of my thumb after I sat down to take a breather. They aren't the deadly poisonous type around here but I never want to be stung by one again. Worse than any type bee, wasp or hornet sting I've ever had. Regards, Chef
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The pictures look like the area around Smith Lake Dam? Just curious. Regards, Chef
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The photographs of the rock you show are examples of Box Work.If you will look this up on the net you will see many examples of it.It is a weathering process that depending on the rock type is relatively simple to complex.The photos appear to show sandstone that has a fret of iron hydroxide that has again weathered to produce the somewhat symmetrical patterns.
This is more common than people think but you rarely see pieces so large.
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