Advertisement I've been trying to get more information on some "close encounters" with scorpions that I've had. I live in a wooded area of the Santa Cruz mountains in Northern California (between Santa Cruz and San Jose), about 2,800 feet in elevation. While cleaning out my garage a few weeks ago, I came across 8 scorpions underneath or within boxes. Just the other day, I found one scorpion in my living room up against the wall. I also encountered one in my hallway a few years ago. Here's a photo of the one from the other day, which was about 3-4 inches long (see attached image, or the following URL): http://www.forceandfire.com/images/misc/scorpion.jpg I'm wondering if you can tell me what species this is, what nickname it might have, and whether I need worry about it creeping around my home? I'm not sure how poisonous this scorpion is, and I'm not sure what to do if anyone gets stung.