I had always presumed the large scorpions they have in Thailand are not dangerous compared to the small and deadly ones you find in the middle east. But as I'm not 100% sure, I thought perhaps I should check!
I always thought ALL scorpions were dangerous!! I've never heard of a friendly variety. You don't get these in Bangkok do you??!!
You are right, they are not dangerous unless you develop an allergic reaction http://www.siam-info.de/english/scorpions.html It seems that the large black scorpions you find in Thailand give a nasty sting similar in pain to a bee sting.
I did read about a guy who died from a scorpion bite in Thailand, but I presume he had some sort of allergic reaction?
Thanks...but how do you know whether you are allergic until you've been bitten? Probably best to keep well away and not find out!