Essential Scorpion Sting First Response

Developed and presented by Jonathan Leeming


Scorpions represent a contradiction within the human mind. It is true that a few species of scorpion are venomous enough to cause harm to us and in rare cases death. However, at the same time they are a vital component of those natural systems that give us life!

This Essential Scorpion Sting First Response Presentation provides a unique structured framework that will greatly reduce the risk of being stung by a scorpion, and provide the best possible outcome, should a scorpion sting occur in both humans and pets. This framework of understanding can be applied anytime and anywhere, does not require any special equipment. Essential life skills for everyone who may encounter a scorpion at home, at work or in the environment.

Developed and presented by Jonathan Leeming.



  • How to reduce the chance of being stung by a scorpion.
  • How to ensure the best possible outcome should a scorpion sting occur in humans or animals (pets).

Ideal For?

  • Everyone who enjoys the great outdoors!
  • Field guides and lodge staff.
  • Employees who work in areas inhabited by scorpions. 
  • Conservationists and field workers.
  • Hikers, mountain bikers and trail runners. 

Jonathan Leeming

Jonathan is a best selling author, international speaker and award winning conservationist. Guest speaker and panel member for the Eswatini Snakebite Symposium and the South African Snakebite Symposium, Jonathan consults for the poison information helpline and various medical organisations and academic institutions. He is a leading authority on spider bite and scorpion sting first response in Southern Africa, an engaging professional speaker and renowned conservationist. His work shapes our current understanding of scorpions and scorpion stings in Southern Africa.

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5 comments on “Essential Scorpion Sting First Response”

  1. Thank you for. Your brilliant presentation on scorpion stings. It was most enlightening and easy to understand. I like the way you included values and beliefs and how they can, distract us from responding to a scorpion sting. I look forward to your next presentation.

  2. I attended your presentation as a recommendation from a friend. Your reputation as the top scorpion experts in South Africa is spot on. Your presentation demonstrated a unique insight into these animals that I have never experienced with anyone else. Keep up the great work, we need more of you in the world.

  3. Thank you for presenting at our members meeting. We rarely have speakers such as yourself with such indepth understanding of their subject (scorpions and scorpion stings) and such an easy and informal style of presenting. Some of our members have already asked me to arrange for you to speak to them again.

    1. Hi Anita. I'm pleased I made such an impact. I like to think I have a unique perception of my subject because of my involvement in a number of medical and conservation organisations. I'd be happy to speak at another member meetings in the future.

  4. As usual, it was extremely informative to have Jonathan as a host of the members meeting of the Transvaal branch of SA Hunters. We look forward to inviting him in the near future.

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