They sort of fascinate me, though - scorpions. I seem to remember a short story once-upon-a-time - Ursula Le Guin, maybe - talking about "straw-colored death" in the guise of a little scorpion. Interestingly to me, many of the descriptive anatomical terms are same as those for humans - I would never have guessed that scorpions have femurs, patellae, tibiae, tarsae... mind you, the actual features so named look nothing like the H. sap. sap. versions as far as I can tell. But I am young in the ways of insect anatomy. The term for the stinger is telson, so I've learned a cool new word here, too.
I don't think I'd ever keep one as a pet. I prefer pets I can, well, pet. Mammalcentric, that's me.