Monday, June 2, 2008

Centipede Encounter

Maui's most feared insect is the Centipede which gets to be a foot long. When they feel threatened (such as when you try to brush one off after it has fallen on you from the ceiling in your sleep) they wrap themselves around you and repeatedly bite. Mildly poisonous and very painful. They are "known to eat bats, catching them in midflight, as well as rodents and spiders."

I saw this guy out on the street this morning, so I took a couple of photos and a little video, but otherwise left it alone. Click HERE (or Below) for the short video. Maybe it will tell its family that I didn't try to kill it, word will get around, and I will be spared a painful bite in the future.

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