Home Range: Southern United States and in Mexico
Habitat: Underground burrows that are dark and damp; in rotten logs or under rocks and natural cover
Wild Diet: Preys on insects, worms and slugs
Life Span: 6-8 years
Interesting Fact: The Giant Vinegaroon gets its name from the vinegar (acetic acid) that it emits to scare away predators. The front legs are not used for walking, but serve as sensory organs along with the whip-like tail.