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Pc Mike Charnick, who dealt with the incident, said: “There is a surpri timberland boots singly wide range of wildlife on and around the railway network but this is the first time I’ve come across a scorpion.
“Station staff did a great job containing the animal and keeping it safe until we arrived.
“I contacted London Zoo and made arrangements to take the animal there to be assessed.”
Keepers specialising in invertebrates safely housed it and contacted experts at the Natural History Museum to check exactly wh timberland boots at type of scorpion it was.
It has been identified as a Centruroides a potentially dangerous species which may have come from the Caribbean.
Dave Clarke, bugs team leader at ZSL London Zoo, said: “It is bizarre that this species was found in somewhere like Victoria station. We have been keep timberland boots ing the arachnid safely and securely whilst est timberland boots ablishing an exact identification of the creature.