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    Australian scorpions are relatively harmless

    On our last trip when camping near a salt lake our friend was stung on the toe by a small scorpion near our night camp fire. We had no phone signal and didn't know whether to head off urgently for the nearest hospital. Our friend found the sting a little irritating but not very painful and decided she didn't need a hospital. We were still a little concerned but things turned out OK. After the trip I found out that we need not have worried, all Australian scorpions are relatively harmless, See http://www.australiangeographic.com....s-of-australia The scorpion that stung our friend was the salt lake scorpion, no. 7.

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    Thanks for posting Ross. That's something I wasn't aware of.
    We always keep an eye out for natures harmful specimens whilst we're camping.
    One group less to worry about - not that we worry, more a case of being mindful.
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    Yep have been stung by the buggers. They like old wood or under concrete slabs. The small ones hurt but the big ones REALLY hurt. Not sure how a small child would fare.

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    I'd be happier when it said Australian snakes and spiders are relatively harmless
    Last edited by vantheshark; 11-08-2017 at 02:22 PM.

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    Happy is not a word I associate with Australian snakes and spiders!

    Had a close call when camping at Wolfe Creek a couple of years back. After unloading bags from our vehicle onto the ground I reached to pick one up and a King Brown passed between me and the bag. Luckily it took off and didn't strike.

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    Last month we were camping in the Adelaide hills and our mate got bitten on the end of a finger by a 10cm long Centipede. Said it was a little bit like a bee sting.
    We kept an eye on it but it didn't seem to get any worse and by the next morning he was fine.
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