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