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Old Sep 20th 2022, 2:15 am
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Originally Posted by ChocolateBabz View Post
I have a UV black light and scorpion killer ordered and I’m shaking out shoes and clothes like a nutter. I’m also going to have a crick in my neck from walking around scanning the floor. I’m paranoid about where the cats are at all times. I’m hoping the initial fright will wear off in a few weeks and I’ll be back to complacency….until the next time LOL
When I was in Scottsdale, AZ, I moved from an apartment where I'd never seen a single scorpion in 10 years to a townhouse where I saw several scorpions in just a month or two. Apparently then are very territorial; if you buy a house that was built on or near a scorpion habitat, they will stay right there. I paid for a professional 'pest control' company to spray indoors and out every month. I found quite a few dead scorpions. I wore only open-footwear around the house ('flip flop' style), especially at night - no enclosed 'slippers'. A neighbor across the street paid a professional company that 'scorpion-proofs' the house - they fill every crack, seal every hole. He said he hadn't seen one in years. I never got stung, but I was very concerned.
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Originally Posted by civilservant View Post
Does one get bitten by a scorpion? They sting, no?

Yes, I suppose that is the correct expression. But when you are hopping around trying to get a scorpion out of your jeans the technical niceties seem less important somehow.
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Scorpions can also be found in Europe. Look at the scorpion in the attached news article. Looks larger than any scorpion I ever encountered in Texas. The scorpion mention in this artcle was found by a family in Pecs, Hungary..Yikes.

https://hungarytoday.hu/stray-scorpi...garian-family/
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Scorpions can also be found in Europe. Look at the scorpion in the attached news article. Looks larger than any scorpion I ever encountered in Texas. The scorpion mention in this artcle was found by a family in Pecs, Hungary..Yikes.

https://hungarytoday.hu/stray-scorpi...garian-family/
The only time I have seen a live scorpion in the wild was in Greece, I guess it makes sense that they are native there given that they turn up in Greek myths, however this one quite definitely real!
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Scorpions can also be found in Europe. Look at the scorpion in the attached news article. Looks larger than any scorpion I ever encountered in Texas. The scorpion mention in this artcle was found by a family in Pecs, Hungary..Yikes.

https://hungarytoday.hu/stray-scorpi...garian-family/
FYI, the most dangerous scorpions in the US Southwest are the small, 'bark' variety. The bigger ones look scary but apparently are less dangerous. I encountered a 'big' one waltzing across my patio one evening. I sprayed it with a 'scorpion' spray, but it didn't flinch. Just went into 'attack' pose ...



This guy was several inches long. Maybe 3, 4 inches or more. Scared me to bits! I NEVER left any door open without a screen ...
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FYI, the most dangerous scorpions in the US Southwest are the small, 'bark' variety. The bigger ones look scary but apparently are less dangerous. I encountered a 'big' one waltzing across my patio one evening. I sprayed it with a 'scorpion' spray, but it didn't flinch. Just went into 'attack' pose ...



This guy was several inches long. Maybe 3, 4 inches or more. Scared me to bits! I NEVER left any door open without a screen ...
Holy Moly he’s a big guy, mine was about 1 1/2”




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