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The trick to avoid being stung by a scorpion is to not be turning over rocks looking for and bothering them.

“Recent collecting in the Santa Catalina along the transition zone between desert grassland and pine-oak forest revealed a distinct second species of Vaejovis vorhiesi group scorpion. Here we describe this new species, which represents the first record of two vorhiesi group species inhabiting the same mountain range,” write the authors in the study’s introduction.

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Here's a picture of the new species

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I thought those died out years ago...


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No doubt. That's the 80's species of Scorpions.

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The trick to avoid being stung by a scorpion is to not be turning over rocks looking for and bothering them.

“Recent collecting in the Santa Catalina along the transition zone between desert grassland and pine-oak forest revealed a distinct second species of Vaejovis vorhiesi group scorpion. Here we describe this new species, which represents the first record of two vorhiesi group species inhabiting the same mountain range,” write the authors in the study’s introduction.

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Cool!

Prehistoric looking creatures
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The trick to avoid being stung by a scorpion is to stay the hell out of the desert.

Fixed that for ya...

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The trick to avoid being stung by a scorpion is to stay the hell out of the desert.

Fixed that for ya...

Hey now!

Great idea, actually. I think you should avoid the desert all together. It's very dangerous here because the desert is full of things that scratch, poke, bite and sting.

Actually, most scorpion bites are in people's houses and yards.


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The trick to avoid being stung by a scorpion is to stay the hell out of the desert.

Fixed that for ya...

they don't just live in the desert.  I had them in my house and yard in east Texas.  wet, swampy, and forested.

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The trick to avoid being stung by a scorpion is to stay the hell out of the desert.

Fixed that for ya...

they don't just live in the desert.  I had them in my house and yard in east Texas.  wet, swampy, and forested.

Seen a few in the near Rain forest area of the Huckleberry wilderness in the great wet PNW...

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Hey now!

Great idea, actually. I think you should avoid the desert all together. It's very dangerous here because the desert is full of things that scratch, poke, bite and sting.

:D

That's almost the exact description that my cousin gave of Australia's charms when he first moved there.

As I've noted before when viewing your TR's, the desert looks magnificent.  I'd love to visit, but no WAY am I going out there without an experienced guide.  I know how to avoid the hazards around here, out there... Nope, you've got my respect.


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Fixed that for ya...

Hey now!

Great idea, actually. I think you should avoid the desert all together. It's very dangerous here because the desert is full of things that scratch, poke, bite and sting.

Actually, most scorpion bites are in people's houses and yards.

We have scorpions around my home in the Eastern Sierra at 7000'
I never would have thought they lived there until I found them in the yard.
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Had 'em in the house in Athens, GA.  Woke up with on sleeping on my chest.  Had to throw those sheets away.

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Um....I'll continue to happily reside in New England, thank you very much!!!

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Seen a few in the near Rain forest area of the Huckleberry wilderness in the great wet PNW...

Ahhh, DUDE.......You never told me that when you took me BPing there!  :angry:   That's also the first place I ever tried cowboy camping, too!  Probably a good thing you told me about the Wilderness Fence on that trip.


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The trick to avoid being stung by a scorpion is to not be turning over rocks looking for and bothering them.

Yes, since I'm careful about turning over rocks, I've only seen scorpions in people's houses.

It's an interesting find.  I wonder how many more there are.
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I guarantee if you moved to Southern Colorado for just a month you'd be doing everything you could to get to some of the planet's best weather permanently.

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