As a young child, walking away from the campfire into the night: I am encouraged to listen to all the animal sounds around me.
Then encouraged to imagine all the other animals that I cannot hear.
Then I was told that there was indeed one — but only one — creature to be scared of at night.
The scorpion has no need to attack you. If you step on it, it will wrap its stinger around and get to the top of your foot.
So then, as long as you are wearing closed and solid shoes — the dark night will leave you alone.