"I yanked my arm out and flung it, and this scorpion flopped to the ground," the man, who was shopping with his two-year-old and three-year-old children, told KDKA. "I was standing there in disbelief looking and there was another shopper there and people started to converge, and sure enough it was a scorpion."
"[I was] standing there in a state of disbelief, not really believing that a scorpion had just grabbed onto me in Scott Township," he added.
The man quickly threw the box's lid on top of the scorpion and squashed it.
A Walmart official expressed surprise that the arachnid survived the weeks-long journey to the store, though the company agreed to pay for the man's injuries, which were minor.