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Giant centipedes scamper across forest floors, using their “chorus line” of legs to chase down prey or escape an attacker. When in range of a victim, these extreme creepy crawlers deliver a venomous sting to make a kill.

Flex O’ Matic: Each segment of the centipede’s body has its own pair of legs and can move independently. This allows incredible flexibility when pursuing prey or curling up in a defensive position. The pairs of legs number from 21-23.

The Bigger They Are...

Female centipedes guard their eggs.

Giant centipedes are always on the prowl for a meal. With their colossal pinching claws that pump powerful venom, they can take on birds, rats, mice and even snakes. (A 4-inch centipede in the U.S. was once observed killing and carrying off a 10-inch long snake!) Their venom is strong enough to kill most prey instantly, and can cause severe pain and skin damage in humans.

Mighty Mouth: After a victim has been killed by its poison, the giant centipede chops the carcass up into bite-size chunks with its small toothy jaws.

Legs A-Plenty: The tail-end legs turn backward and upward. They can hold on to prey or be used for fighting.

Bye, Bye Birdy

  1. Detecting prey with its antennae, the giant centipede readies its poison-filled pincers for action.
  2. Caught unaware, the bird is attacked as it rests on a branch. The giant centipede injects a lethal dose of poison.
  3. The bird is quickly paralyzed, and the centipede wraps its body around the victim to ensure a firm hold while it munches away.

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Trivia

  • The knowledge card says Giant Centipedes. The trading card says Giant Centipede.
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