Thursday, May 17, 2007

Desert Centipede!

OK, I have to confess - this was actually preserved and safely under glass at the Mesa Southwest Museum. I've never actually seen a centipede like this one in nature, but I'm told they are out there! It's hard to tell the head from the tail, which is one of it's protective features - confuses predators, that sort of thing

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Susan said...

I'm glad it is was under glass! I'm ok with a lot of insects, but this guy has too many legs for my comfort. This is a great shot!

Lavenderlady said...

I have! I lived in Mesa in the early 80's. Our first home had it's fair share.

Steve Cuddihy said...

That is one creepy crawler!

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lv2scpbk said...

Yuck! I'd hate to see that thing crawling around.

Kunterbunt said...

Oh, thanks for mentioning me.-
The centipede looks dangerous, poisonous ...

Unknown said...

I grew up in the Globe area and everytime it would rain alot we would get these "critters" in our yard/house. I have yet to see them anywhere else as big as they were there. I now live in Northern Arizona and I just saw a small one in my house, not nearly the size of the ones we had when I grew up. Thank goodness!

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