It seems these scorpions were not very harmful, but we didn't take any risks.
Every week I would get at least one Tamil bitten by a scorpion to take care of (remember, I am a certified nurse).
Günther one day got bitten, and man, what was he angry. It's clearly very painful and he was feverish all day.
But he had killed a big scorpion and the scorpions were not thanking him for that apparently.
These black ones with needle tails were the strangest scorpions of all, I found.
They would even be in the bathroom and when I needed to use the toilet (the squatting variety obviously), I would simply sit in between them and I've never seen them move.
In our house at night there would be about 20 of those scorpions. At the bottom of the staircase, if you didn't look where you walked, you would immediately step on them, they blocked the whole pathway to the door and left only small patches to walk.
But if I went out in darkness, they had to be there too, and still I never stepped on one. I never felt a scorpion, and I walked bare-foot.
How is this possible?
I can only come to the conclusion that there would be a different state of perception.
Or would they have moved out of the way when there was darkness?