Scorpions, found mostly in the western and especially the
southwestern United States, are up to
3 in. (7.6 cm) in length. They
have eight legs and a pair of pincers like a crab has. The stinger, which injects
venom, is located at the end of a narrow tail that curves around and over the
back of the scorpion's body.
ByHealthwise Staff Primary Medical ReviewerWilliam H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine Specialist Medical ReviewerH. Michael O'Connor, MD - Emergency Medicine
William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine & H. Michael O'Connor, MD - Emergency Medicine