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Old 03-18-2009, 06:36 PM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ
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Hey has anyone seen one or have you gotten stung by one? I have never seen one I wanna see one cuz I can't believe it until I see it on my own

Also, what about lizards? When I was here 2 yrs ago I saw a lot, but now I don't.

I guess it's because I am in downtown Phoenix and all that stuff seems to be in the outer suburbs right?
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Old 03-18-2009, 06:48 PM
 
Location: Phoenix metro
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When Im in AZ I see TONS of scorpions. Then again, I purposely go looking for them.
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Old 03-18-2009, 07:08 PM
 
Location: Mesa
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If you want to find scorpions you have to know where to look and the easiest way to find them.

First, Get Out of Phoenix

Second, Go Out At Night

Last, Get a Black Light
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Old 03-18-2009, 07:12 PM
 
Location: Phoenix metro
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If you want to find scorpions you have to know where to look and the easiest way to find them.

First, Get Out of Phoenix

Second, Go Out At Night

Last, Get a Black Light
If youre gonna use the blacklight at night, its very important to comb over the area with a flashlight first to make sure there are no non-glowing rattlesnakes in the area.
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Old 03-18-2009, 08:33 PM
 
Location: NE Phoenix!
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I've lived in Phoenix my entire life - almost 26 years. I've seen three scorpions in that time, one of which stung me on the stomach. No big deal.
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Old 03-18-2009, 08:41 PM
 
Location: NW Peoria
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I've live here for 30 plus years and have only seen 1 dead scorpion. I did see a rattlesnake near our home once in Moon Valley 25 years ago.
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Old 03-18-2009, 08:49 PM
 
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My aunt lived in Phoenix for 14 years, and only saw a scorpion in her home once the entire time she lived there. She was near Scottsdale. On the other hand, my grandmother lived in Sun City West, and had a nest of them in her attic.
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Old 03-18-2009, 09:18 PM
 
Location: Gilbert, AZ
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I've never seen any here in Mesa or Gilbert, but I used to see them in Safford, AZ all the time. One time I got stung on the top of the foot by one (don't ask how that happened ) and it just felt like a small sharp pinch and that was it. I thought it was going to get swollen and red, but it didn't.

I see lizards on my backyard wall all the time.

And last weekend we hiked Peralta Trail (in the Superstition Mountains) and we saw a rattlesnake there.
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Old 03-18-2009, 11:41 PM
 
Location: Tempe
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Have lived here my whole life and have only seen one scorpion and that was while hiking @ Papago Park.
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Old 03-19-2009, 12:53 AM
 
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I've heard a lot of different stories regarding scorpions in the valley. There is no point arguing with other peoples' experience. I can only tell you my experience which is I have only seen a tiny dead scorpion. I do know people who have witnessed them but they all own homes in the mountains such as Fountain Hills, or Camelback mountain or they live out in the open desert such as Dynamite and Scottsdale Rd. in North Scottsdale. However, none of the people I know who live in the populated and suburban areas have experienced them. Needless to say, I saw more snakes in Florida and Texas than Arizona by a long shot.
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