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Scorpions in Uruguay

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Knowing567
4/26/2018 09:59 EST

There are scorpions in Argentina and Chile. Are there any in Uruguay?

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pjantares
4/26/2018 10:48 EST

Yes, up north I have seen them, small dark charcoal in color, about 1 1/2 long, usually in the soil but are small enough to come inside if they find an opening.

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sylk
4/26/2018 16:09 EST

in Rincon del Indio (close to Punta del Este) we have the little ones ALL the time - in the house and out. Inside they've all been small (1 inch or so) but outside (under a rock we moved) they can be quite large (7-8 inches).

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pdeuyu
5/20/2018 22:27 EST

Yes. In fact I found this thread because I just caught one and was looking to see how common they are. It seems there are 9 species in Uruguay. I am not sure where all the different species live though. The one I caught was 1in long as was in my kitchen.

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sylk
5/21/2018 01:24 EST

was it black?
where in the country do you live?

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pdeuyu
5/21/2018 04:40 EST

Yep it was black. I am in Punta del Este. I took a pic of it but I am not sure if I can upload images to this forum.

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Ticketman
1/5/2019 21:20 EST

Ary they poisonous? What other bugs, creatures in your area and in capital area?

Thanks

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pjantares
1/6/2019 05:13 EST

the locals tell me these little black ones can sting but mildly so. I've never seen one as big as Sylk described. Anyway, they are not deadly.

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pdeuyu
1/6/2019 08:14 EST

Yes, there are scorpions in Uruguay. I caught one in Jardines de Cordoba neighborhood in Punta del Este.

I posted the pics here:
http://www.uruguaying.com/2019/01/scorpion.html

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