QUEEN CREEK, Ariz. — A man was surprised to find what appeared to be a mix between a spider and a scorpion at his home in Queen Creek, Arizona.
Thomas Acosta came face to face with the creature, known as the camel spider, wind scorpion or sun spider, according to KNXV.
Despite its appearance, the creature is neither a spider nor a scorpion, although they are related.
"I didn't know they are native to Arizona," Acosta told KNXV. "I have seen camel spiders, but I heard of them in Iraq."
Creepy creature a mix between spider, scorpion; native to Arizona— ABC15 Arizona (@abc15) August 2, 2017
https://t.co/08KYPp9rA2 #abc15 pic.twitter.com/4fyhbcOEU6
The camel spider is non-venomous, but can grow big enough to eat small rodents, birds, lizards and insects.
Acosta told KNXV that he's calling an exterminator.
Cox Media Group