[Those who do not like to view, read about, or discuss unusual or dangerous or frightening or unheard-of or nightmarish or disgusting or strange or monstrous creatures might be well advised to think twice about viewing, reading, or participating in this thread.
(Please, no whiners, complainers, or girlymen. You know who you are.
This thread is intended for those who have a certain fascination with these things, and for those of us who have encountered them, have had close calls with them, or have been bitten by them, or otherwise have the stomach or the interest or the curiosity to proceed.)]
I've had encounters with several of these first creatures on tour. They often hunt at night. Many people don't even know they exist. They come in a number of different sizes and variations. Some are thick, heavy, large, and powerful. Others are thinner and faster. Some of them can run uncommonly fast, surprisingly fast. Another name for them is wind scorpions. They are quite freaky.
They move very suddenly and stop very suddenly -- like a leaf blowing in the wind, and then catching and snagging on something, and stopping -- and then breaking loose suddenly, and moving in another direction. Hence the name wind scorpion. They have unique sense organs, and they are ancient predators.
They make for wildly freaky moonlight entertainment in camp, or inside the tent.
More to come.
Feel free to post any other encounters.