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Holidaymaker left stunned after unpacking suitcase to find very scary live souvenir

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Credits: Liverpool Echo © Provided by Trinity Mirror Plc Credits: Liverpool Echo A Brit holidaymaker was left stunned when she unpacked after a trip to Bali to find a scorpion in her suitcase. 

Natasha Collins, 25, from Liverpool, first thought a leaf had dropped from a souvenir wood and glass bowl when she showed it to friends.

But when it began to move, her quick-thinking flatmate Sarah Day realised it was a potentially lethal scorpion and placed a pint glass over it, the Liverpool Echo reports.

The two flatmates, who live in the city centre, shared their discovery on social media.

Credits: Handout © Provided by Trinity Mirror Plc Credits: Handout Natasha, who works as a corporate paralegal at a Liverpool law firm, travelled to Bali on a week-long trip with her boyfriend.

She said: “The glass bowl sits on top of a carved wooden base and they are a common sight in Bali.

“We bought it in a shop in the village of Ubud, thinking it would make a nice centrepiece for the table.

Credits: Liverpool Echo © Provided by Trinity Mirror Plc Credits: Liverpool Echo “I was just showing it to my flatmate when all of a sudden something dropped out of the bag it was wrapped in.

“It looked like a leaf but when my flatmate saw the tail she said, ‘no, no, it’s a scorpion.’

“It was around two inches in size and still alive.

The creature had dropped from a souvenir wood and glass bowl © Handout The creature had dropped from a souvenir wood and glass bowl “We weren’t sure what to do with it so we called the RSPCA and they said someone would come round to pick it up.” 

The scorpion had been lurking in Natasha’s luggage for around a week and had travelled a distance of nearly 8,000 miles before the discovery was made.

She said she was still mystified about how the scorpion came to end up where it did.

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