More excitement at our house today! We had one of these lovely buggers on the tile between the living room and kitchen this afternoon. We've had a few scorpions in the house in the past year, but this one was a little different. This one stung my toddler! (And by "this one" I don't mean the actual photo - that was taken from an educational website - because despite the fleeting thought of taking his/her picture for posterity, I opted instead to beat it to a mushy insecty pulp while screaming at it, "That will show you to mess with my baby!")
Since Q has not gotten frothy at the mouth, or started twitching, or grown a huge swollen patch on his foot, I'm assuming our scorpion was a stripe tail and not the much more dangerous bark scorpion. I now know that stripe tails have, well, stripes. On their tails. And bigger, more lobster like pinchers. Unfortunately I didn't bother to look that closely at the evil thing. A picture might have been helpful, but seeing as I can't even tell the difference between the two when their photos are side by side on a website, maybe not so much.