Scorpions don’t bite, but scorpions sometimes sting. The last tail segment of Scorpion contains the stinger (also termed a telson) that transmits a toxin to the recipient of a sting. They can deliver enough venom to cause serious or lethal damage to humans.
Contact with scorpions is usually accidental. Scorpion stings are painful, and they can be fatal, particularly to children. Scorpions may sting more than once; the stinger, located at the end of the tail segment is usually not lost or left in the person’s tissue after a sting.