Scorpion: a first encounter   1 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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  1. El veneno depende de la especie. Que yo sepa en el pais existen 3 especies de escorpiones (no se sus nombres)
    Se que los negros son los menos venenosos del pais, aunque lo mejor es verificar el tamaño de sus tenazas y cola. Los azules son mas venenosos y los mas grandes y existen unos blancos casi transparentes, son los mas pequeños pero los mas venenosos. A mi abuela en su juventud la pico uno de esos y su cuerpo se paraliso completamente al punto de que casi muere.

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