Giant S. American centipede catches bats in mid-air!

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[quote]the Scolopendra gigantea, a venomous, red-maroon centipede with forty-six yellow-tinted legs. These centipedes are the largest in the world, and they are more commonly known as Amazonian giant centipedes due to their massive size. Adults commonly reach lengths of over thirty-five centimeters– the length of a man’s forearm. Not only are these creatures very swift runners, but they are also highly adept climbers, a skill which allows them to scale walls to enjoy some surprisingly ambitious prey.
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Note there are links to youtube and google videos at the bottom of the webpage.

PS - I once saw a centipede as thick as my thumb and longer than my hand hanging upside down from a fallen tree eating a grasshopper while hiking near Mucha. Must be a relative.

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[quote]the Scolopendra gigantea, a venomous, red-maroon centipede with forty-six yellow-tinted legs. These centipedes are the largest in the world, and they are more commonly known as Amazonian giant centipedes due to their massive size. Adults commonly reach lengths of over thirty-five centimeters– the length of a man’s forearm. Not only are these creatures very swift runners, but they are also highly adept climbers, a skill which allows them to scale walls to enjoy some surprisingly ambitious prey.
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Note there are links to youtube and google videos at the bottom of the webpage.

PS - I once saw a centipede as thick as my thumb and longer than my hand hanging upside down from a fallen tree eating a grasshopper while hiking near Muzha. Must be a relative.[/quote]

Hanging upside down, eating a grasshopper, AND hiking near Muzha??
DAMN you can get shit DONE when you gots a hundred legs!!

Not as bad as watching RichardM eat a cheeseburger.

Oh, I thought it was going to be this video:
youtube.com/watch?v=XkZGWNlJ8S0

[quote=“the chief”][quote=“Vay”]http://www.damninteresting.com/?p=605

[quote]the Scolopendra gigantea, a venomous, red-maroon centipede with forty-six yellow-tinted legs. These centipedes are the largest in the world, and they are more commonly known as Amazonian giant centipedes due to their massive size. Adults commonly reach lengths of over thirty-five centimeters– the length of a man’s forearm. Not only are these creatures very swift runners, but they are also highly adept climbers, a skill which allows them to scale walls to enjoy some surprisingly ambitious prey.
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Note there are links to youtube and google videos at the bottom of the webpage.

PS - I once saw a centipede as thick as my thumb and longer than my hand hanging upside down from a fallen tree eating a grasshopper while hiking near Muzha. Must be a relative.[/quote]

Hanging upside down, eating a grasshopper, AND hiking near Muzha??
DAMN you can get shit DONE when you gots a hundred legs!![/quote]

Hanging upside down, eating a grasshopper, AND hiking near Muzha?? So what? I’ve seen Mucha Man do that hundreds of times.

Just Killed one of those things…Freaking UGH!!!

Stepped on the bastard…was STILL alive!

Crushed it with a brick…
UGH UGH UGH …Na me om mi to fo… :s

My TouGou…set off the alarm barking continuously…till I came to see the problem…
.DAMN FINE DOG!!!..Last time it was a cobra he warned about!
So proud of my little pumpkin :angel:

[quote=“SoulDragoN”]Just Killed one of those things…Freaking UGH!!!

Stepped on the bastard…was STILL alive!
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I hate these things…But isn’t it a little late in the year for Centipedes? Where are you located?

My daughter got bit in the neck last summer and we had to run her down to the emergency room. I also had one on my truck door and it got me in the forearm.

The bite really frigging hurts.

“Exterminate the brutes…”

Serious big yucky shivers!

Up on a mountain, middle of the jungle…