An uptick in scorpion activity is putting some extra sting in the already controversial construction of the South Mountain Freeway for some nearby homeowners.
Ahwatukee residents near Pecos Road and 27th Avenue are reporting far more scorpions on their property—and even in their homes—after the Arizona Department of Transportation created a temporary nursery a stone’s throw away from their homes.
The nursery is housing thousands of cactuses, bushes and other desert flora that had to be removed from the freeway right of way. Once it is built, they will be transplanted along its path.
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