Here are the pictures of the scorpion that we found in our pool
Parabuthus granulatus [all glorious 8cm of it]
In the next picture you can clearly see that the tail is thick and the pincers are thin. Thick tailed/thin pincered scorpions are dangerous, they do not need pincers to hold their prey as they kill them with their venom. [mmmm]
This specie [in a 5 yr period] has resulted in 42 stings and 4 fatalities. There is a specific venom for them and is vital to seek treatment.
Of the 42 stings almost all were at night, on sand, on the foot. [guess I will wear shoes at night and stick to the grass!]
This scorpion results in more medical emergencies than snakes.
It is found in the Western Cape, Northern Cape and Namibia.
It takes 30min to 4 hours for the first signs of the venom to start taking affect.
For more info/pictures go to this site