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Scorpion in the house; are they common here?

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by GOG, Sep 5, 2013.

  1. GOG

    GOG State of Jefferson Well-Known Member

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    I saw and killed a scorpion in the spare bedroom last night. I had no idea that there were scorpions here and it freaked me out. Are they common in the woods in Josephine County?
     
  2. Mark W.

    Mark W. Silverton, OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    yes they can be
     
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  3. rick benjamin

    rick benjamin USA, Or, Damascus Secure the drama Silver Supporter 2016 Volunteer

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  4. Certaindeaf

    Certaindeaf SE Portland Well-Known Member

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    They found a bunch of rattlers over in Lake Oswego some years ago.. I guess they hitched a ride on a truckload of pipes from Prineville though.
    As to your scorpion, you probably got a wormhole nearby or something.
    Good luck.
     
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  5. GOG

    GOG State of Jefferson Well-Known Member

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    Dangit! :paranoid:
     
  6. U201491

    U201491 Well-Known Member

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    They are all over the drier parts of Oregon. They are little and usually not much worse than a bee sting if they get ya.
     
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  7. U201491

    U201491 Well-Known Member

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    ROFLOL I wonder if the person realized what they wrote in the last line of their comment here .:bluelaugh:


    Pacific Slope Blog: Pacific Northwest Scorpion

    "This and other PacNW scorpions are overlooked, shy creatures.
    Don't go running from your home or change your daily activities now
    that you know they exist in this region. If you've never encountered
    one, you likely never will. And if you ever do, take a moment to enjoy
    it because it may well be your last."
     
  8. jbett98

    jbett98 NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I picked up a rock in the Columbia Gorge near Multnomah Falls and there was a small scorpion resting underneath. Pretty cool if you ask me.
    Finding an Aggressive House Spider in your back room is a different story. Those buggers are just flat out nasty.
     
  9. U201491

    U201491 Well-Known Member

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    Their bite is worse than a scorpion sting.
    There are also lots of black widows in central and eastern Oregon.
     
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  10. ARKLITE881South

    ARKLITE881South USA Well-Known Member

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    I saw a live one a guy had caught east of Green Peter reservoir a couple of wks ago. He said he found it in the boulder creek area.
     
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  11. Burt Gummer

    Burt Gummer Portland Completely Out of Ammo

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    A tech that works for me called in sick saying he got bit by a spider while crawling in a ceiling on a job in Newberg the day before.

    Our office receptionist said 'Joe get your butt in here, we are busy - who cares about a spider bite?"

    He came in. He was bit in the forehead. He looked like a Klingon; STNG style. Damn. We took him right to the hospital.

    I told the other techs to stop calling him Worf. He's better now. The doctor said it was most likely a Brown Recluse(?).
     
  12. nwo

    nwo Southern Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Wow, that is interesting. I have lived in Southern Oregon all of my life. I have never even heard of them being here, until now. Thanks GOG. Lol.
     
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  13. U201491

    U201491 Well-Known Member

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    Go outside and start looking under
    rocks, boards, etc. You will see if you have them there.
     
  14. Certaindeaf

    Certaindeaf SE Portland Well-Known Member

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    It's the salamander as big as a cat that'll get you.
     
  15. Jim Colvill

    Jim Colvill 1 A.U. from a G2 near Beaverton Old Army Cook Silver Supporter

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    Rafting down the lower Deschutes River,one of our crewmates woke up with one which had crawled into his sleeping bag. He brought it on the flat of his knife to show us. Little bugger looked upset over being taken from a perfect warm, dark place. We let it go on it's way.
     
  16. U201491

    U201491 Well-Known Member

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    We made a lot of $$$ catching rattlers in the Deschutes canyons.
    There is a scorpion under nearly every rock in that canyon :)
     
  17. Sstrand

    Sstrand La Grande OR Well-Known Member

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    I saw a scorpion in the La Grande area years ago. Honey colored and a little over an inch long.

    Sheldon
     
  18. mrblond

    mrblond Salem OR Well-Known Member

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    My guess it was a hobo spider. They are all over the place and related but less nasty then the recluse
     
  19. Sgt Nambu

    Sgt Nambu Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Unless they have been swimming in the Columbia and are heavily irradiated! LOL!
     
  20. mkwerx

    mkwerx Forest Grove, OR Well-Known Member

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    Radscorpions would make for a very unpleasant day.