Lonely Planet Writer

Man bitten by scorpion on flight to Mexico City

Scorpion attacks man on Mexico flight. Image by Matt Reinbold / CC BY-SA 2.0

A Canadian man flying from Colombia to Mexico City was stung three times by a scorpion. Adam Young was trying to nap when the scorpion attacked him, leading to hallucinations and a burning sensation. A doctor on board recognised the seriousness of the situation and the plane returned to Colombia’s capital, Bogotá, so that Mr Young could receive proper medical treatment. Read more: dailymail.co.uk