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Old 09-27-2015, 01:37 PM
 
Location: Cochise county, AZ
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So my inside cat, Callie, is 15.75 and a long hair calico. Her vision and her brain are slowly going downhill. Since cats are scorpion killers (so they say), I have to tell you she missed one last night and he stung me. It was a Bark Scorpion, has bad venom, and it hurt like an electric shock that started in my little toe and traveled up my leg almost to the knee with needles and pins. Hard time sleeping. Not much to do except ice and antihistamine. The thing is, I had just sprayed around the house the day before, so don't know how the little devil got inside. Just another reason to leave AZ.
Wow, I feel for you Barb. I was stung by two wasps this summer & they were very painful. I can't imagine what a scorpion sting would be like.
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Old 09-27-2015, 06:17 PM
 
Location: Central NY
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PhxBarb: Oh, so sorry to hear that! I thought all scorpions were poisonous. I hope the pain goes away very soon. You are right, good reason to leave AZ. Hope it is soon for you!
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Old 09-27-2015, 08:25 PM
 
Location: Myrtle Beach
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PhxBarb - ouch - hope things are better soon.
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Old 09-27-2015, 10:27 PM
 
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PhxBarb -- Sorry to hear about your scorpion bite! I hope you are doing a little better by now. I have never seen one. My daughter and SIL saw a couple in their Tempe apt. near ASU, including one on their bed! They have since moved further from campus. One time I worked in an office very close to a Mountain Preserve, on the first floor. We had a file room, and one time an older lady had to go in there looking for a file, and came out with a scorpion bite on her foot! She swelled up quite a bit, went to the Dr., and was told to stay off her foot until the swelling went down. Workman's Comp had to pay the bills. Take care, PhxBarb!!
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Old 09-28-2015, 02:36 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles area
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There are all sorts of scorpions, including the kind who lie in wait on City-Data, but at least their stings do not cause any physical pain and moderators can usually be persuaded to remove them. The City-Data scorpions do serve a function though - they make us appreciate the nice people all the more.
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Old 09-28-2015, 08:47 AM
 
Location: middle tennessee
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So my inside cat, Callie, is 15.75 and a long hair calico. Her vision and her brain are slowly going downhill. Since cats are scorpion killers (so they say), I have to tell you she missed one last night and he stung me. It was a Bark Scorpion, has bad venom, and it hurt like an electric shock that started in my little toe and traveled up my leg almost to the knee with needles and pins. Hard time sleeping. Not much to do except ice and antihistamine. The thing is, I had just sprayed around the house the day before, so don't know how the little devil got inside. Just another reason to leave AZ.

You started me studying scorpions, PhxBarb. I know we have them in Tennessee, but they are not as dangerous as your barks. I hope you are feeling better today.
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Old 09-28-2015, 09:49 AM
 
Location: Prescott AZ
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Thanks everyone. I am better today, 36 hours later. A Bark scorp never stung me before and it was weird how the numbness and tingling spread up the leg so fast. Very painful. Today I am going to the Bug and Weed store to buy some strong stuff to spray around the house. Others in AZ say alot more scorps this year in the yards.
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Old 09-29-2015, 05:52 AM
 
Location: UpstateNY
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Eek, Barb, get better and so glad it wasn't a killer. In all the years I lived in SoFla I only saw one scorp and that was in Key Largo. All those years as a kid running around barefoot, never gave it a second thought.......
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Old 09-29-2015, 10:14 AM
 
Location: Prescott AZ
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I am over it now, thanks. You mean they are in Florida too? I just recently found out they are in Arkansas. We need some kind of campaign to kill these suckers.
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Old 09-29-2015, 10:33 AM
 
Location: Central NY
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Just buried my sister today. Very small, graveside service, rain tapered long enough but there was a tent to stand under. My niece, her boyfriend, her daughter, and me. The funeral director did a wonderful job and I was very pleased. The flowers were beautiful.

So I am the last of the "Smith sisters". Life is for the living.
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