You’ve been lost in the desert for days, and you know that you desperately need something to eat. You drag yourself to the weak shade of a straggly tree and out from under a rock crawls…a scorpion. Yum! Wait, you can’t believe you’re considering it… but how bad could it be?

Scorpions are packed full of protein—just what you need! How hard can they pinch? And how venomous are these things? The least of your worries are the claws or pincers. Scorpions can pinch, but you should be more worried about the poisonous stinger. A sting is way more painful—and dangerous—than a pinch.

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TIMESTAMPS:
How to catch a scorpion 1:34
Can you actually swallow it? 3:18
When scorpions ARE a good option 4:21
How to cook a scorpion 4:43
The versatile delicacy 5:40
If you do get stung, what should you do? 6:44
Watch out for the bark scorpion! 7:27

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SUMMARY:
- There are over 1,500 species of scorpions, but you’re in the desert, so you’re probably dealing with the Common Desert Scorpion.
- It’s a brownish-yellow color, and it might have brown hairs on it. This scorpion uses those hairs to pick up vibrations from the air and ground to find food.
- To catch one, though, you’re going to have to wait until dark. Why?? Most scorpions glow under a UV light! Luckily, you have one.
- Next, you need to set a trap. Around the perimeter of the rock, or near the holes, dig a hole large enough to set a cup in, and pack the sand tight around the opening.
- It’s best to remove the stinger and venom gland; if you don’t, the scorpion would try to sting you all the way down.
- But if this really was a survival situation, scorpions ARE a good option. The legs are surprisingly meaty and, like lobster, the best meat is in the tail and pincers!
- After you catch your scorpion, you’re somehow able to start a fire, and decide to cook it. This is much safer.
- Once the scorpion has an even brown color, it’s ready to eat! It should have a nice crunchy texture.
- In some countries, scorpion is actually a versatile delicacy! Cooked scorpions are served as street food, and make a nice soup!
- Scorpions aren’t just found in remote deserts; they’re common in hot, dry places like Arizona or parts of Australia, and they can wander into your home!
- If you’re stung, look for symptoms of an allergic reaction, like a rash or hives. You’ll probably have some swelling and itchiness, so put some ice on it.
- A scorpion sting doesn’t usually cause a lot of problems for most people, unless you have a serious allergy to the venom.
- If you live in the Southwest US—states like Arizona, Texas, and Nevada—watch out for the bark scorpion! They’re brown with a darker back, and up to 3 inches long.
- If you think you’ve been stung by a bark scorpion, it’s best to just go to the emergency room.

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Comments

    • BRIGHT SIDE
      BRIGHT SIDE

      Hey there! What's the weirdest thing you've eaten? 😬

      about 22 days ago
    • Leah Lerio
      Leah Lerio In reply to BRIGHT SIDE

      I ate a piece of a napkin. It was gross

      about 10 days ago
    • Face Brick
      Face Brick In reply to BRIGHT SIDE

      @Bibak_Fortnite tru

      about 14 days ago
    • Gamers and Xx_GamerRekt4Life_xX
      Gamers and Xx_GamerRekt4Life_xX In reply to BRIGHT SIDE

      Spider

      about 15 days ago
    • Mabel Millie
      Mabel Millie In reply to BRIGHT SIDE

      Of* not or

      about 18 days ago
    • Mabel Millie
      Mabel Millie In reply to BRIGHT SIDE

      A cow...even if it’s kinda normal I don’t eat a lot or weird stuff

      about 18 days ago
    • Mr. Game & Watch
      Mr. Game & Watch

      This will happen:
      *You will die, but actually no.*

      about 22 hours ago
    • Verona Rong
      Verona Rong

      Title should be how to capture/eat a scorpion 🦂 in a desert like if I agree

      about 1 day ago
    • Alyssa Cook
      Alyssa Cook

      A scorpian sucker ive eaten that

      about 4 days ago
    • Bethanie Charles
      Bethanie Charles

      The title says what would happens if you swallow an scrorpion this video talking about how to catch an scorpion 🦂 and eat it .

      about 5 days ago
    • A wild Reboot Van!
      A wild Reboot Van!

      YOU BECOME POISONOUS

      about 7 days ago
    • J G
      J G

      10,00000000000ⁿ000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000 likes

      about 9 days ago
    • Daniel Wilder
      Daniel Wilder

      Hot dogs🌭🌭🌭🌭🤢🤢

      about 10 days ago
    • Abigail Ramos
      Abigail Ramos

      It’s good

      about 10 days ago
    • Danny Mane
      Danny Mane

      Are these seriously the same people that came up with the "Common Sense" video?😐🤷‍♂️
      Just checking...

      about 10 days ago
    • husni eineinn
      husni eineinn

      what are scorpios?

      about 11 days ago
    • Rosita Lopez
      Rosita Lopez

      0:51 Is that the black widow or a Redback Spider

      about 11 days ago
    • iiFrostiie Games
      iiFrostiie Games

      No wonder Mexicans and other people have scorpions as favourite dishes...



      BTW, at 6:09 some scorpions are moving! 😨😱

      about 12 days ago
    • ŠŤŔÄÑGË WĀŁKĒŘ
      ŠŤŔÄÑGË WĀŁKĒŘ

      Me:(After watching this video)
      Now I understood how Bear Grylls would be feeling after eating a scorpion 😂😂

      about 13 days ago
    • Mạnh Long Đặng
      Mạnh Long Đặng

      6:25 ooh a bug milk bath

      about 13 days ago
    • samanli2014
      samanli2014

      5.18 Scorpions aren’t bugs

      about 13 days ago
    • Srungig Playz
      Srungig Playz

      It's cooking

      about 13 days ago
    • Srungig Playz
      Srungig Playz

      I try be for its not good

      about 13 days ago
    • Jennifer Boyd
      Jennifer Boyd

      A

      about 13 days ago
    • Quinetta Pratt
      Quinetta Pratt

      Ew

      about 14 days ago
    • Alejandra Barron
      Alejandra Barron

      Once my sister ate a scorpion in a lily pop

      about 14 days ago
    • Kaidyn Crompton
      Kaidyn Crompton

      :( what

      about 14 days ago
    • Robert Zuern
      Robert Zuern

      Heck no!

      about 14 days ago
    • Cristiano Nafsu
      Cristiano Nafsu

      Stop making me screamed

      about 15 days ago
    • Branson Full
      Branson Full

      Oh do you see those chefs Serena live scorpions I saw a scorpion moveing

      about 15 days ago
    • Genoveva Garaycoa
      Genoveva Garaycoa

      My friend: I think I have eaten everything weird in this world!

      Me: *shows bright side video*

      My friend: Lets go to the desert.

      about 16 days ago
    • Riya merin Joseph
      Riya merin Joseph

      *Bear grylls would do it*

      about 16 days ago
    • John Spurlock
      John Spurlock

      Naturally you would want to scan it cut it up in little pieces and you could do that with sticks

      about 17 days ago
    • sharifah hatijah wan japar
      sharifah hatijah wan japar

      6:08 who else see the scorpion moving?😦😦

      about 17 days ago
    • lingzhi mao
      lingzhi mao

      When you made the music and the scorpion crawling and the yum 😋 it was sooo good

      about 17 days ago