Scorpions

Discussion in 'LOCAL KANSAS TALK' started by catman73, Aug 22, 2007.

  1. catman73

    catman73 New Member

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    So am I the last to kow that we actually have Scorpions in Kansas?? I was fishing at Lonestar lake in Lawrence Kansas when I felt something like a bite on my leg. I brushed it off and went to look and see what it had been because it hurt pretty bad. On the ground was scorpion. I did not realize that we had them here in Kansas. I was with some friends and one of them saw it and was thinking enough to grab a container that we had there and scoop it up before it made the getaway. The area of the sting looked about like a bug bite and went away fairly fast. However I didn't feel well Sunday or Monday. Just coincidence I am sure but it kind of bothered me. I will try to post a pic of him on here later today if he is still alive.
     
  2. Pirate Jerry

    Pirate Jerry New Member

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    There are scorpions in almost every state. I have found them under the bark of fire logs from Maine to Florida. Just like black widow spiders, they are around but most people don't know what to look for...till they get ya...:beated:
     

  3. warcraft1975

    warcraft1975 New Member

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    its a first for me too. i have never seen one in kansas.they used to get in the house all the time when i was a kid liveing in az.
     
  4. center12

    center12 New Member

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    Seen a couple as a kid in SE KS, but that's the first one I've heard of around here. Sorry for your pain, but it is neat. You keeping it as a "pet"?
     
  5. catman73

    catman73 New Member

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    actually was just keeping it in case I got sick from it. I didnt know that we had them here. And when the Poison control people were told that it was a scorpion they said :Are you sure it was scorpion??" So I guess I am glad that I did keep it.
     
  6. pythonjohn

    pythonjohn New Member Supporting Member

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    Always remember to check yer boots before you put em on.
    And your pants too! :eek:oooh::roll_eyes:
     
  7. jm_magic

    jm_magic New Member

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    I work for a logistics/shipping company, and have seen many weird animals, including tarantulas and scorpions inside shipping containers. I am assuming that is how alot of those little buggers get around.
     
  8. goingfishin

    goingfishin New Member

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    How big was it?
     
  9. spoonfish

    spoonfish New Member

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    Underwear for sure....:eek:oooh:
     
  10. catman73

    catman73 New Member

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    I got him out and took a pic of it. He has since died but for what ever morbid reason I haven't got rid of it.
     

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  11. SUNDROP

    SUNDROP New Member

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    That's a little wood scorpion. They are all over the USA. Stings pretty good but only a health issue if you have allergies.
     
  12. jm_magic

    jm_magic New Member

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    Would crapping your pants when you see him be considered a health risk? :smile2:
     
  13. Catpaw

    Catpaw Well-Known Member

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    lol only if your pant's where wrapped around your head:eek:oooh:
     
  14. yeppa

    yeppa New Member

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    That's a little wood scorpion. They are all over the USA. Stings pretty good but only a health issue if you have allergies.
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    Looks more like one of those BIG MEAN SCORPIONS to me (IMHO)
     
  15. chuck7700

    chuck7700 New Member

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    that was a little baby, with a big stinger:wink:
     
  16. Grimpuppy

    Grimpuppy New Member

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    When I was young we lived on lake Pomme De Terre in Missouri. They were all over there. Almost an every day occurrence that one would be in the house. Most of the time they would be in the bathtub. Pretty big suckers too. But Maybe that was because I was little they looked big:crazy:??

    I have never seen one in Kansas though. That is interesting.
     
  17. Kanopolis seems to be pretty well stocked with them as well. In fall if you lift up some of the limestone around there it won't take long for you to find one.
     
  18. Jedi007

    Jedi007 New Member

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    for what it's worth...
     
  19. PHLIPS4BIGKATS

    PHLIPS4BIGKATS New Member

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    Oh darrin he is such a cute little fella. :smile2:
     
  20. JimmyJonny

    JimmyJonny Well-Known Member

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    We use to find them in our laundry after drying on the line. Getting hit in the neck isn't fun. I've taken down wooden fences/posts that had literary 100's of them nested up with their babies. We also would find dead dried up ones around the house. I've only seen a handful here in S.C....and that's fine with me.