Scorpions and Spiders

There is a dangerous scorpion and a harmless scorpion. It is good to know the difference and on Kudu we strive to become bush-wise and to encourage all to have a healthy respect for the more dangerous species on the farm. The harmless scorpion has large pincers and a small sting. If you are unfortunate enough to be stung by the dangerous variety you will require anti venom. To recognise it, look for the small pincers and large sting.

There are 6000 species of spider in Southern Africa. Many of them can be found on Kudu. Web trails catch the early morning light and can make the veld look quite beautiful. The harmless Golden Orb is most notable for its strong yellow web that is spun between trees.

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