Kourtney Kardashian Was Once Stung by a Scorpion that Hid in Her Bikini Bottoms

'The Kardashians' star says she was hand-washing her bikini when a scorpion stung her

<p>Kourtney Kardashian/Instagram; Getty</p> Kourtney Kardasian; A scorpion

Kourtney Kardashian/Instagram; Getty

Kourtney Kardasian; A scorpion

When she was in college, Kourtney Kardashian was stung by a scorpion that had taken up residence in her bikini bottoms.

Fortunately, she wasn’t wearing them — she was washing them. But, she says, the experience was still “traumatizing.”

On the new episode of The Kardashians, Kourtney, 45, shares the memory with best friend Simon Huck, who is interviewing her in Target as she promotes the in-store launch of Lemme, her line of all-natural supplements.

“What’s a crazy fact about you that I don’t know?” he asks Kourtney while she lounges inside a Target shopping cart.

<p>Kourtney Kardashian/instagram</p> Kourtney Kardasian wears a bikini.

Kourtney Kardashian/instagram

Kourtney Kardasian wears a bikini.

“I was stung by a scorpion. Did you know that?” Kourtney replies.

“No! When?” Huck asks.

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"In college, I was cleaning my bikini bottoms that were hanging in the shower and a scorpion was in there. And it stung my finger,” she tells him.

“It was traumatizing.”

Kourtney started earning her bachelor's degree in 1998 at Southern Methodist University in Dallas. She later transferred to the University of Arizona, where she graduated in 2002 with a major in theater arts and a minor in Spanish.

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Scorpions are native to both Texas and Arizona — and Arizona is home to the bark scorpion, the only North American scorpion that “is dangerous to humans,” according to the University of Arizona’s Health Sciences.

“There are other scorpion species in the Southwest that can sting you, causing pain, skin irritation or swelling,” the school explains, but only the bark scorpion’s venom can cause symptoms that range from mild to severe. Kourtney did not specify the type of scorpion that bit her.

<p> Kourtney Kardashian/Instagram</p> Kourtney Kardashian, here a college freshman.

Kourtney Kardashian/Instagram

Kourtney Kardashian, here a college freshman.

The Poison Control Centers in Arizona receive around 20,000 calls a year concerning scorpion stings, the school reports, sharing that this is likely much lower than the actual number of people who are stung, as most don’t need medical care.

But in Kourtney’s case, she had to seek treatment.

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“I had to go to the hospital,” she told Huck, adding, “If you’re allergic to a scorpion, they inject you with goat’s blood.”

Not quite — but the blood of goats (and other animals like horses and sheep) are often used to create anti-venom serums, according to Smithsonian.

“An animal, such as a horse or goat, is injected with a small amount of venom. The antibodies released by the animal’s immune system to fight the damaging venom are later harvested via bleeding,” the outlet explains.

“The blood serum or plasma is then concentrated and purified into pharmaceutical-grade antivenom.”

New episodes of The Kardashians drop Thursdays at 12 a.m. ET on Hulu.

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