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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:

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Scorpian Encounter III of many – El Salvador   Leave a comment

What's that BROWN thing in the corner?

By now we’d grown accustomed to Scorpian sightings in rural Chalatenango, El Salvador.

They live in “El Techo” (the roof) says my father-in-law.  Hiding between crevices in las Tejas, the terracotta roof tiles, Scorpions occasionally find their way into the house.

The walls in our house stop several inches short of the roof to leave a a gap for air circulation, so the critters easily wander their way in.

This scorpian looks "Panzon" (pregnant) says my mother-in-law


Posted December 18, 2009 by El Salvador from the Inside in Scorpian

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