Cave Dwelling Centipedes Eat Bats

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Cave Dwelling Centipedes Eat Bats

Postby David_Weaver » Nov 22, 2006 12:47 pm


Check out the damn interesting article on giant carnivorous centipedes at They link to a video of a centipede hanging from the ceiling, snatching a bat out of mid-air, and chowing down.

Glad we don't have those suckers here in our California caves.

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Postby tangled_slinky » Nov 27, 2006 10:03 am

"The alarmingly massive centipede can, however, cause symptoms such as local sharp pain, swelling, chills, fever, weakness, and uncontrollable running-away-and-screaming."

That last part would be me. Small bugs are fine. Even mid-size are alright. But these.... :shock:
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Postby Carl Amundson » Nov 27, 2006 10:31 am

Oh my god...
"Adults commonly reach lengths of over thirty-five centimeters– the length of a man's forearm."

Note to self, NEVER go caving in the Amazon jungle.
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Postby graveleye » Nov 27, 2006 3:48 pm

we do have stinging centipedes down here, but I dont think they are cave dwellers. I tend to give all centipedes a wide berth.
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Postby GypsumWolf » Nov 27, 2006 8:06 pm

One of my friends went to one of the islands in the south pacific and he has a picture of a giant centipede that had just caught a lizard.
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