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A Portland man had a terrifying flight after being stung by a scorpion while 30,000 in the air. A doctor told Jeff Ellis he would probably be fine; but he had to wait about 30 minutes to see if he'd go into shock. He didn't; he was fine but shook up. Alaska Airlines spokeswoman Bobbie Egan said the scorpion probably crawled on board the plane during a stop in Austin, Texas. The plane then landed in Seattle, where Ellis boarded for a flight to Anchorage. About three hours into the flight, Ellis dozed off. Then, he felt something tickling his arm. he felt it on his shirt sleeve, brushed it off thinking it was a spider. But then he felt it return, this time on his elbow and realized it was a scorpion.

 

 

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