It’s not the size that matters…
Girmantas | Travel | May 02, 2011
This pretty big fellow showed up when we were cleaning around in our camp. When Marius noticed him, he was already aiming for our belongings. These locals really do like all sorts of bags, pockets, shoes and other small places to hide and wait for their prey. And you hope that wasn’t your foot or hand. In Mexico these scorpions sting 100.000 people annually. And back in 1980′s they claimed over 800 lives here.
Locals explained, that big scorpions are not as dangerous as the smaller ones. It was really hard to believe looking at this palm-sized monster. The sting itself was over half centimeter long! However, youngsters are inexperienced and they do not know how much venom they need for the prey. Thus, while defending or attacking, immature scorpion injects all the poison he has.
It’s not the size that matters. And if you’re afraid of scorpions – don’t go to the desert.