It’s a striped bark scorpion, very common around here. Not a particularly large example, but with a painful sting nonetheless.
A quick stop at the local hardware store brings us this.
A product specially formulated to kill scorpions. Never saw anything like this when I was living amongst the green fields of Ohio, but necessary now that I’m down in the dusty landscape of west Texas.
the horrors & joys of being the desert hermit