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Scorpion Fun Facts


There are about 2,000 species of scorpions; about 40-50 of them have poison strong enough to kill people.

Scorpions are 3 to 8 inches long.

Scorpions are for the most part nocturnal.

Scorpions and Shoes

Scorpions like snug and tight spaces. That’s why when a scorpion happens to enter a house, one popular place to find comfort is in shoes!


Physical Features

Some scorpions have up to 10 eyes, though they can’t see very well.

The scorpion tail has a stinger with venom glands.

Scorpions have florescent materials on their shell. With ultraviolet light, they can glow in the dark.

Female Scorpion Aggression

After mating, a female scorpion might become aggressive and kill and eat the male scorpion.

A mother scorpion might even eat her offspring if she became hungry.