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A big centipede somewhere (Penang)

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posted on Jan, 7 2010 @ 07:15 PM
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I am not much into cryptozoology let alone insects.

However i thought there might be people interested in this.

A centipede taking down a snake !!!

???????




posted on Jan, 7 2010 @ 07:20 PM
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lol

maybe this is not a surprise really...

Just found this: (gross to me...)




posted on Jan, 7 2010 @ 08:01 PM
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I wonder why the authorities got so involved with this. I mean if it was just a mutant or plain large insect it would have been a curiosity. Maybe they where afraid that it would become large enough (which this one is big) through feeding to become a danger to the handlers itself.



posted on Jan, 7 2010 @ 08:11 PM
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Thanks Georgethegreek! I love this kind of stuff, dunno what else to say except that the fight was over in the first minute, after the centipede was just busy chowing down. Dinnertime!



posted on Jan, 7 2010 @ 08:30 PM
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I know I've seen a video of a centipede eating a mouse before. I think it's too graphic for ATS and I don't really want to see it again.

Snakes aren't really... animals that you feed to pets. Neither are tarantulas. That might be animal cruelty. It's alright to feed mice to some species of snakes, so I suppose it's okay to feed them to centipedes, but I just...

That's wrong. That snake and that tarantula weren't sold to be food.

But lots of people sell/trade animals illegally or to people who do things like this to them.

And I'll tell you right now that centipede didn't just "find" those things to eat. They were directly introduced and someone probably provoked it.

[edit on 1/7/2010 by ravenshadow13]



posted on Jan, 7 2010 @ 08:45 PM
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I never knew centipedes could get so big! I've only ever seen tiny ones...that's ridiculous...what would the centipede venom do to a human?



posted on Jan, 7 2010 @ 09:09 PM
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To be honest i don t know anyone wanting to find out man!
Not me for sure.


lol



posted on Jan, 7 2010 @ 09:12 PM
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I would say i mostly agree with you raven


However i am not quite sure the snake and the tarantula were introduced to the centipede.

Hopefullu we won t have a centipede "fashion" outbreak...



posted on Jan, 7 2010 @ 09:20 PM
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Originally posted by ravenshadow13

That's wrong. That snake and that tarantula weren't sold to be food.



So when money changes hands, life becomes ok to eat?

Got it...wonderful way to understand the world.



posted on Jan, 7 2010 @ 10:00 PM
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They have these in Puerto Rico also. My father told me about being bitten by one as a young boy...said it was quite painful. Horses and cattle would get bitten occasionally. You always looked in side your shoes in the morning.



posted on Jan, 7 2010 @ 10:39 PM
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Give me snakes and crocodile any day "But god I hate those centipede's!"



posted on Jan, 8 2010 @ 03:27 PM
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Aww cmon, they gave it an easy tarantula! What afraid of hurting their centipede are they?

I mean a Chilean Rose Hair!? (P. Rosea) WTF...

I bet my cobalt blue (H. Lividum) would massacre that thing!

This is Betsy..



A video of cobalt speed and aggression.



Disclaimer: This is not a friendly spider. This is a very aggressive very dangerous very fast very poisonous tarantula. I know they are pretty but these are not for inexperienced spider keepers.



posted on Jan, 9 2010 @ 03:10 PM
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Not sure about that, no tarantula is dangerous to humans, their venom is not that potent, giant centipedes on the other hand.... they are quite dangerous to even humans



posted on Jan, 11 2010 @ 03:38 AM
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New Zealand is about the safest place on earth in regards to toxic animals. But we do have a giant centipede and I caught one once.

I was looking for wood for a fire while out camping and saw the hind legs of something sticking out of the ground. I had a pair of those pliers/pocket knives on me so used it to grab them and pull it up.

It was unexpectedly huge and armor plated, once free it tried to come up and bit my hand, but got the handle instead and put a small dent in the metal. I kid you not.

Still gives me the hebbie-gebbies just thinking about it.



posted on Jan, 11 2010 @ 03:47 AM
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Originally posted by CHA0S
I never knew centipedes could get so big! I've only ever seen tiny ones...that's ridiculous...what would the centipede venom do to a human?


The bite of Scolopendra gigantean is very painful I have heard.

A story I read or heard (it was a long time ago) was that a man while cooking dinner for a group in some jungle setting accidentally managed to get bitten on the hand and the pain was so instant and severe that he plunged his arm into a pan of boiling water to relive the pain he received from the bite of the Scolopendra gigantean.

Pain to make your toes curl and make you cry out for mother because it is not the bite but rather the venom.



posted on Jan, 11 2010 @ 11:05 AM
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Sure the Cobalt isn't deadly (most of the time). I'll bet you almost anything that it is so painful you will wish you where dead though.

Doesn't matter anyway, it is toxic enough to kill that centipede easily. I once fed it a mouse (I'm sorry it was after a molt and I wanted her to grow a lot), that mouse was completely paralyzed in less than 3 seconds.

Plus they move with lightning speed. I guess you would really have to see it in person to actually know...

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P.S. that statement is not accurate. The Usamabara Baboon (Pterinochilus murinus) is dangerous to humans.

I have one of these too.

[edit on 11-1-2010 by DaMod]



posted on Jan, 11 2010 @ 11:40 AM
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Here's one that eats bats.




posted on Jan, 13 2010 @ 04:28 PM
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Guys you will have to excuse me for the minimal post but ....


DAMN.... this is a BIG centipede SpacePunk



posted on Jan, 13 2010 @ 04:37 PM
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Another thing, It doesn't have to be poisonous enough to kill a human. It just has to be poisonous enough to kill the centipede.



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