I got bitten by a Scorpion in Sydney last night.
I knew nothing about them so am commenting for anyone else with a sore foot at 11pm who has no idea. I grew up being eaten by all sorts of things so fortunately it was not wife but me that got bitten.
1) It felt like I had trodden on a very small (tiny sliver) piece of glass that went very deep. 2) Stinging/burning sensation about the size of a 5c piece 3) When walking further it became quite painful and then realised I might have been bitten by something - I suspected a Redback as we have had a few in the house recently. 4) Became too sore to walk on, looked for redback and found 4cm long scorpion in underwear I had beside the bed. Wife killed scorpion with enthusiasm with the glass I asked her to get to preserve it!! 5) Whilst I felt confident I would pull through (foot still firmly attached to leg) wife consulted net and then concluded I would be fine unless this beastie had migrated from Arizona to Northern Sydney. 6) Applied cold pack and could barely feel it in the morning. Mild symptoms only within an hour.
I would describe it as being about 10-25% as painful as a wasp or bull ant sting. How it was different is it was initially an EXTREMELY fine point (much finer than a fine pin) but very deep and impossibly initially to locate the actual bite site. My wife touched the closest toe and it felt like she had stabbed the middle of my foot with a very hot blunt knife!