Scorpions may live in the ground, in trees, under rocks or in the sand. They are versatile and found on all major land masses except Antarctica. Scorpion venom has a fearsome reputation, but only about 25 out of over 1,700 species are known to have venom capable of killing a human being.

• Scorpions have eight legs and are easily recognized by the pair of grasping pincers near the face and the narrow, segmented tail, often curved over the back and ending with a venomous stinger.
• The length of the scorpion ranges from 3.5 to nearly 8 inches.
• Scorpions typically eat insects, though they can adapt their diet to survive in most any climate.