- Gruesome footage shows a man from Florida who keeps his pet in his mouth
- The creature is believed to be named Mordekai after the biblical character
- North American scorpions are harmless and bites don’t need medical attention
This stomach-churning video clip shows a man reveal his pet scorpion – after keeping it in his mouth.
The footage from Miami, Florida, shows the pet owner open his mouth and his black scorpion crawl out.
It is believed to be named after the biblical character Mordekai, from the book of Esther.
A man from Florida is filmed opening his mouth to reveal his pet black scorpion inside
The creature sits on his hand and flexes its giant claws and tail before the clip ends.
Scorpions come in various shapes and sizes but are all characterised by their venomous tail stings.
Although painful, scorpion bites are harmless to humans and most in North America can be treated without medical assistance.
Some species from South America, Africa and Asia can be more dangerous. Those who are stung there should be seen by a doctor.
As he opens wider the eight-legged creature (pictured) crawls out and walks onto his hand
Scorpions from North America like the one pictured are harmless to humans and their bites do not require medical attention
Those that live in South America, Africa and Asia have more poisonous stings that require doctors’ assistance