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05-26-2014 11:39 PM

My wife got stung by a scorpion 4 times last night in bed.

She gets up, looking in the bed, I ask what she is doing and she indicated something got her on her foot. She did not appear in pain, just very casual then all of a sudden she grabs her shorts while yelling in pain. As she quickly begins to strip down. Out comes a scorpion. We were barefoot so the scorpion was able to hide under a few things. I quickly put my boots on and was able to locate the scorpion and killed it.

So in the end, she was stung 3 times in her groin, and once on her foot.

Not a good deal at all…

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#1 posted 05-26-2014 11:44 PM

i’m sorry to hear is she doing?i know scorpions have a powerful sting.hope shes doing well!!

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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#2 posted 05-26-2014 11:54 PM

I hope she’s not allergic to the poison,it could have been serious.
I get more than mild heebie-jeebies if I ever see a scorpion ,so I guess you could call it a phobia,wouldn’t know how I would react if I were in your shoes seeing one crawling out of my bed.

I’m glad you killed the sob.

-- Ken from Ontario, Canada

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#3 posted 05-27-2014 12:02 AM

This is Jerry’s wife, and I thank you for your concern. As far as texan scorpions, bigger is not always better. These scorpions are just a nuisance like a hornet. I am fine, as according to my dear husband “Push through the pain, dear, you’ll be alright.” However, I know it is my duty sometimes to milk this thing so as not to have to be in the shop all day. I do like my naps just as much as the other guy(or gal). I might add, peculiar thing about scorpion stings is that the lips and tongue go a little numbish much like when the novacane wears off.

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#4 posted 05-27-2014 12:06 AM

Ouch! Not a good way to add some excitement to the bedroom… Glad you’re okay and definitely needs some nap time, maybe someone else cook dinner. lol

-- Karen - a little bit of stupid goes a long way

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#5 posted 05-27-2014 12:13 AM

, peculiar thing about scorpion stings is that the lips and tongue go a little numbish much like when the novocaine wears off.
Wow,I had no idea,one thing I have heard and know it to be true :the fatter the tail the more deadly is the poison.

Anyhow,you are alright,that’s what matters.

-- Ken from Ontario, Canada

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#6 posted 05-27-2014 12:17 AM

Glad you are ok.

I think you can milk it a little.

-- Jeff NJ

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#7 posted 05-27-2014 12:32 AM

She is doing good now, I’m sort of a slave driver. We get up this morning and I was talking to her about all the doors that need to get stained. She’s a tough wife. If it were me I probably would have been nearly crying.

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#8 posted 05-27-2014 12:47 AM

Nearly crying? I’d have been screaming like a little girl!!! I HATE scorpions!

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#9 posted 05-27-2014 11:26 AM

OUCH! That hurts just thinking about it…........think I’ll take the day off!

-- John @

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#10 posted 05-27-2014 12:54 PM

I agree John, it does hurt just thinking about it. ;)

Hey John, There are scorpions there in Florida also so look out for them. When living in Florida I would only see about 1 scorpion a year, here in Texas I see about 1 scorpion a week. But those scorpions do exist in FL. :)

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#11 posted 05-27-2014 01:06 PM

YIKES!!! I live in Texas and have spent plenty of time outdoors. Luckily, no scorpion stings. I’ve seen plenty but never been stung.

I did however forget to shake my shoes out one day after they had been on the porch. There was a little surprise in there, luckily just a lizard.

-- The Wood Is Your Oyster

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#12 posted 05-27-2014 02:37 PM

Yup, screaming and massive beat down. Hope this isn’t a common occurance. Glad she’s OK.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#13 posted 05-27-2014 03:57 PM

Hey Jerry,

Thanks for the warning. The only unwelcomed guest we’ve had so far is a gator that’s in the lake behind our house.

We’ve seen him a couple times in the past few months,so we’re keeping a close look out for him, since our back yard goes right to the water.

Hope your wife is feeling better.

-- John @

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#14 posted 05-27-2014 05:36 PM

We have a lot of them here in Arkansas too. They like cool, moist places and love hiding under wood piles. One of them got me in the back as I rolled in bed; talk about rude awakening. Three of them would cause me to declare war on the creeps.


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