Small pincer and a thick tail indicate that this scorpion is highly venomous.

Small pincer and a thick tail indicate that this scorpion is highly venomous.

These active scorpions are often seen at night during warmer times of the year. Highly venomous scorpions are characterized by the following:

  • Small pincers and thick tail.
  • Larger in size (more than 50 mm in length).
  • Eager to sting.
  • Generally occur throughout drier regions.

The larger the scorpion, the more venom it can produce and inject. Larger species of scorpion inject more venom, which results in more serious symptoms. However, not all large scorpions are highly venomous. The world’s longest scorpion is also the world’s least venomous.

A sting from a highly venomous scorpion would cause Class 2 and Class 3 type symptoms. Instant excruciating pain may be a precursor to more serious symptoms and system failure.

 

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