I Saw It On Vacation

I Saw It On Vacation

I Saw It On Vacation

Ummmmahhh….wuzzzzzzz enjoyin’ some camping in Oregon until this guy was found dead in our new campsite. Where are his relatives?

My summer travels took me camping throughout central Oregon. One of our stops was in Tumalo. We arrived and started setting up our camp. I came across this thing on our picnic table. I posted this photo on Facebook and am friends with Jim Culter who is a Senior Scientist at Mote Marine Laboratories here in Sarasota, Florida. He wrote this comment on my post: “There are five species of scorpions reported from Oregon.  I think this one looks like Paruroctonus Boreus.  It is venomous (neurotoxin) but not particularly dangerous (exceptions of young children and very old, compromised health etc, and where on the body you get stung.) Much like a bee sting. The bad scorpions are in the southwest.”

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