The centipede started eating around the bat’s neck, continued into the chest, and then into the abdominal region.
We touched the centipede several times with a stick, attempting to scare it away and release the bat, but contrary to what we expected, the centipede responded by partly coiling around the bat and holding it more tenaciously.
Thirdly, the centipedes may have employed a strategy used by snakes to seize bats in caves and trees (e.g., Hardy 1957; Barr and Norton 1965; Hopkins and Hopkins 1982; Rodríguez and Reagan, 1984), i.e., hang from
the ceiling and wait for a bat to fly close enough to catch it in mid-air...
Originally posted by Rasobasi420
So that's why I'm not about to go wandering around in the rainforest.
Originally posted by d1k
That is hands down the most disgusting thing I have ever seen, ever. I thought some of the ones I kill here at home got big!
My question is why in the world would someone want a big nasty bug like that instead of the mice he is feeding them?? I'd much rather have the mice as pets!
Originally posted by Tea
I think there are some just plain sick arse people out there who get pleasure out of blatant cruelty. I think you'd have to be a sociopath to enjoy ownership of something this wretched. Normal people don't think it's cool to watch mammals suffer in that way.