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hi... wondering if anyone knows about scorpions in the western Algarve. we live in a built up suburban area (empty plot next door. I couldnt believe my eyes when I found a brown scorpion (4 cm) in our bathroom last night.... are they poisionous ? I have two kids 18months and 3 years... and a little concerned as they run around and play in our garden....

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Hi..YIKES!! I know how frightening that is, having 3 or 4 times run in to scorpions here in Arizona and also in California.

Don't panic. As far as I know, scorpions CAN be very dangerous to small children, the elderly, and small pets.

Google scorpions in your area of Portugal to see about your particular species.

I now always, out of habit, do a visual inspection after moving anything (shower curtain, linens, etc) Also shake out clothing and shoes, etc before putting them on.

I always thought scorpions were a desert hazard, until coming across a brown one in a quite damp area in California while moving logs piled up for a campfire.

Be CAREFUL..they're creepy and can be dangerous!...Janice

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Hi YIKES
You can find scorpions, snakes and spiders in Portugal, like anywhere else in the world. The good news are, the Portuguese clime it isnīt propitious for poisonous species, so in general they are scary but harmless
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