Scorpions in Oregon

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pcg
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Re: Scorpions in Oregon

Post by pcg » February 16th, 2019, 11:08 am

I grew up with scorpions as a young boy in South Texas. We were taught to shake out our sheets at night and our shoes in the morning. No one in our family was ever stung, but on two different occasions visitors were.

Not really that bad though, at least not the variety we had...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XFw_HRG8PvY

Mountainman
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Re: Scorpions in Oregon

Post by Mountainman » May 28th, 2019, 11:48 am

If you come across scorpions in oregon you are probable near a hot spring. Nothing deadly that i know of.

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Re: Scorpions in Oregon

Post by CMH » August 21st, 2019, 2:44 pm

There was a report of scorpions on Dog Mt.

https://katu.com/news/local/watch-where ... -the-gorge

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Re: Scorpions in Oregon

Post by Waffle Stomper » August 24th, 2019, 7:26 am

Scorpions are not uncommon in the Gorge and I've heard of them in the forest around the Clackamas River so I expect they are probably around Mt Hood too.
"When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe." - John Muir

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Re: Scorpions in Oregon

Post by Waffle Stomper » August 24th, 2019, 7:29 am

"When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe." - John Muir

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Re: Scorpions in Oregon

Post by ryanpatrickfrench » September 5th, 2019, 4:29 pm

Same here! I was camping at Panther Creek last summer (2018) and we saw a scorpion in our camp one night. I wonder if they are common in that campground? I've camped there 4 times over the past 6 years or so and have only seen the one.
potato wrote:
September 23rd, 2012, 11:12 am
I haven't seen one in Oregon, but my wife and I saw one at Panther Creek Campground in SW Washington. I took some video of it which you can see starting at about 2:23 here: http://youtu.be/RrSL7vKQDDA and I should have some better pictures on my other computer. I think it was about 2 inches long.
Wikipedia wrote:Today, scorpions are found in virtually every terrestrial habitat, including high-elevation mountains, caves and intertidal zones, with the exception of boreal ecosystems, such as the tundra, high-altitude taiga and the permanently snow-clad tops of some mountains.

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