Nah, agreeing with gromgrom, it doesn't look dangerous. People could have easily misadentified it, especially since there are a lot of dangerous scorpions there. Pseudouroctonus at the most would be mildly venomous, or a "2 out of 5" on a venom scale.i found it on my trip to mexico you can find them any where but the locals say there pretty venomus and they killed a couple of people
Yeah, I try to teach my daughter not to be afraid of:Sounds like the "snake" thing most of us go through when we are kids. "A good snake, is a dead snake." I don't understand the fear of snakes, my whole family is afraid of them to a degree, in-laws, everybody, but I never was. My dad tried to stop me from catching them when I was a kid. And it's like I heard my sister tell her kid when he had training wheels on his bike, "Don't take those off or you will break both your legs and you will never walk again." She did!, and she was serious with him about it when she told him that. That strategy to keep people safe works but it rubs me the wrong way also.
I've seen some reports (San Luis Potosi, you can find them online), but no idea how those incidents were counted (haven't read them thoroughly, just bumped into them recently). My wife got stung 4 times by Centruroides f. flavopictus when we lived in the centre of Xalapa, scorpions ended up in our apartment now and then so I collected my pets in the kitchen, the bedroom, from towels, my wife's boot, etc., but we only went the first time to the Red Cross building in Xalapa. I know that in Veracruz some people get stung by C. gracilis but don't consider it medical significant. I've been stung 3 times so far but in all cases no need for visiting a doctor was needed: C. gracilis juvenile, D. bereai, D. melici juvenile. The diplos in both cases rolled off a finger and used their stinger to get a grip so probably don't even count.Well, hospitalized is the wrong word, what I wanted to say is thousands of reported cases/ people that are stung, so those people must have sought some kind of medical advise or report it to a doctor, don't you think?
I wonder if people who made those up were just pulling someone's leg or truly believed it...Michiel said:In Suriname, where my wife comes from, they say that if your bit by a venomous snake, let's say Bothrops bilineatus (locals them 'labaria'), a rather common snake there, you have to catch the snake before it gets the chance to drink water. If you don't, you will die. If you can prevent the snake from drinking water, you will live...This only one of the folk stories...
Guys,I *think* he's right