Scorpion: a first encounter   Leave a comment

My first encounter with a Scorpion, a “near sting” experience, was in December 2008.   “Oh look, a dead Scorpion”, I said to my husband, since it was so flat looking.   As I stooped down for a closer look he warned “Don’t get any closer, he’s not dead!”

The bite of this Salvadoran variety Scorpion is fairly harmless, however – more like a bee or wasp sing.  Not quite the Arizona Bark Scorpion that has reason to be feared.  Scorpion, in a defensive stance:

See more at the
Wonderful World of Insects in El Salvador
Photo Gallery.


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