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post #1 of 24 (permalink) Old 07-16-2008, 03:52 PM Thread Starter
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Scorpion--once in a lifetime discovery

So, I was at the creek today...I know this desert I live in has some heinous bugs, but this is once in a lifetime! Sat down to eat at a bench by the local habitat preserve, and there he was! A ten inch long scorpion!
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And if you doubt he's a scorpion, his tag even says "Stinger". Why did Beanie Baby make a bean bag scorpion? lol


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post #2 of 24 (permalink) Old 07-16-2008, 04:11 PM
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they're really wicked people who want to scare kids?

You gave me a little shiver, thinking about the small scorpion I found in my kitchen sink last summer.

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post #4 of 24 (permalink) Old 07-16-2008, 10:56 PM
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lol! You got me too.

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post #5 of 24 (permalink) Old 07-17-2008, 02:09 AM Thread Starter
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I don't mind scorpions, really. As far as bugs go, they're lower on the scary list than wolf spiders or potato bugs. This guy was just lurking beneath the table at the creekside.

And what's to get you guys with? He IS a ten inch long scorpion...and somehow I don't think I'll ever find another one in the wild in my lifetime.


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You don't mind scorpions, but you hate "potato bugs"?

Isn't that like saying "I don't mind rattlesnakes, but I hate grass snakes"?
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post #7 of 24 (permalink) Old 07-17-2008, 12:14 PM
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You can go blacklighting in my yard and collect the arizona bark scorpions. They are nasty little things, not like the scorpions you would find in other states.
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You can go blacklighting in my yard and collect the arizona bark scorpions. They are nasty little things, not like the scorpions you would find in other states.
Ick =\ I googled them, they are big fat ugly ones! Is their behavior more aggressive? In what ways would you describe them as different?


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post #9 of 24 (permalink) Old 07-17-2008, 01:59 PM
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They are actually pretty small. They are about a few inches. They are the common species that get in your house here in the AZ desert. They are tan/beige and blend in really well to carpet/tile so it is easy to almost pick one up or step on them. They can climb walls, hang on your ceiling and fall in your bed. etc. The barks are the dangerous species with potent venom that can cause problems if you are stung. The pain is said to be excruciating and long lasting and can cause nasty symptoms. A friend of mine had a pretty bad reaction to a sting. I find a couple in the house every summer. Luckily we don't get an infestation like some people. I did see a giant hairy desert scorpion once! It was quite a site.
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LOL You got me!!! If my father-step-in-law saw that he would flip out. He hates those things with a passion of a hundered burning suns!!!!
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