007 Pinewood Studio infested by scorpions

November 14th, 2008 - 2:38 pm ICT by ANI  

London, November 14 (ANI): Famous for filming James Bond flicks, Pinewood Studios recently sent out an SOS after two small scorpions were spotted on the loose there.
Pest control experts captured the creatures alive in answer to the studio bosses request, say reports.
The scorpions are being examined to discover whether the species is lethal.
Media reports suggest that the scorpions were not used as props in the latest 007 film Quantum Of Solace, which was also shot at the 100-acre site in Buckinghamshire.
They are thought to be among properties used in a new fantasy film Prince Of Persia: The Sands Of Time that were flown in from Morocco, where scorpions are plentiful.
There are 1,500 different types of scorpion and we dont know which species these are. Theyre fairly small and said to be sub-adults, the Sun quoted the studio as saying.
The two scorpions were captured alive. Once they have been properly identified, we hope they will be repatriated to a country where scorpions are common, the studio added.
Notices plastered around the studios from Dave Godfrey, head of systems operations, warn staff: At least two scorpions have been spotted in recent days. If you see one do not try your own pest control but inform security. (ANI)

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