Scorpion’s sting

Most people are terrified of scorpions. This fear can be from the possibility of finding one in your sleeping bag, sheets or boots. Despite all the fear, scorpions aren’t waiting for such opportunities, lurking in the corner for the chance to crawl into your boot or bag. I have spent a considerable amount of time sleeping on the ground in vast grasslands and in buildings dominated by scorpions. Only once have I been stung. Contrary to belief, the sting wasn’t as painful as many would have you believe and it lasted only a short period of time. No more painful than a wasp sting. I received my sting from a bark scorpion. In fact, there is only an estimated 25 species of scorpions who’s venom is lethal to humans.

Now isn’t that less than scary?

-Jessie

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