Spent some time in the Mojave back in the early 80's. You had to be sure and turn over all the rocks around you if you were to take a crap, usually had snakes under them. A sidewinder is really something to see when it moves.
Also made sure to turn your boots over and shake them before putting them on, the scorpions liked to get in them at night.
I was trying to nap in some shade late one day, half way asleep and dazed I felt something move across my hand. Shook my hand and tossed a scorpion up on my chest, opened my eyes and let out one of them ol girlie screams myself.
I don't like critters I can't see.....
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