Reports of a scorpion on the loose in Waterford City turned out to be a false alarm.
It was spotted on Alphonsis Road on Thursday. However, Brian Fogarty got to the bottom of the situation.
He came across the "scorpion" next to the wheel of a car while walking his dogs and asked the neighbours for a jam jar or a newspaper to try to catch it.
He said he realised very quickly it wasn't real when it didn't make any attempt to run away when he put the jar on top of it. Brian said it was only a child's rubber toy.