Love ’em or hate ’em, everyone should know a little bit about scorpions shouldn’t they?

And the news is better than you would expect. Apparently, the black ones which look quite mean are not actually aggressive, and fairly harmless. If they were to sting you, it would be no more painful than a bee sting. (ouch, I hear you say!)

The paler coloured scorpions (Scorpion languedocien or Buthus Occitanus) are actually the least venomous of all French scorpions – and they are nocturnal so you’re unlikely to meet one during the day. Phew from me!

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