Marla (Scorpion)

There are Marla Djang (Scorpion Dreamings) in many areas of West Arnhem Land, including a number of outstations. Scorpions in West Arnhem Land can kill people with a sting from their tail, although this is not usually fatal. Marla are usually encountered among thick leaf litter or in dead trees. They have burrows which spiral downwards in sandy soil and come out at night. In Gunbalanya there are lots below Arrkuluk near the power house in the sandy areas.

Marla nakka nabang bu kanbaye dja kandong kunberd ngalengarre. Kunubewu karridowen dja kunubewu larrk. Marla kadjangdi kubolkwern kunred yika kore Outstations bedberre birrimarnbom kumekke kunubewu marla kadjangdi. Kore kunred Djurlka kore kubolkmayirrkulidj kunred ngaye ngayime karrardwarrekenh bukka Djodj kadjangdi.Marla kayo kore kunmarlaworr manwern kayo dja kore mandulkkare karridulkwayhke karrinan marla kahyo dja kore kunkod mankare kabirribawon wanjh marla kare kangimen kanjdji kayo nawu marla yika djodj.