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Spiders are our friends! These, on the other hand…


i had a run in with one of those..

idk i don't like the sheer number of legs, but i think give me that over spiders

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ah found my centipede story on here even. cut and paste since it's a solid story

i was living somewhat near a big open field, sitting around watching a movie one nice summer evening, mostly dark, but a hint of light out and suddenly my cat was playing with something. kinda abnormal for her, and then i see it's some creature so i go turn the lights on and OH MY GOD IT'S A CENTIPEDE. i didn't know those were a thing in socal. and i kinda knew they could be poisonous, so i didn't want my cat to get centipeded to death somehow, although she was pretty on it, she had clearly been briefed on the local centipede population.

i went and got my trusty shoes which were sandals which, in retrospect, are not an ideal bug squashing appendage. so by this time the centipede has made it's way into my bedroom of all things, but i give it a good squish on the carpet because time is of the essence. i lift my foot up, centipede not thwarted at all somehow. i smack it back into the living room where it's tile floor giving me the upper hand. smash smash. still chugging along despite being clearly injured, legs for days on this thing. several more squishes ensue. i then grabbed a decently sized book and gave it several overhand smacks which seemed to murder it good

all in all, a terrifying endeavor. that thing was like 5 feet from my bed where it could've remained for eternity. waiting. watching. stalking me. learning my habits. biding its time. all the time in the world.
 

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Hmm...you see how that was following you and waving those antennae? Yeah - that is how they locate their prey. I mean at least that is what I think they do because, well, I'm not an entomologist.

I'm not really a fan of spiders but we had some really large ones around our apartment in Okinawa, Japan. We always called them banana spiders but they are actually called golden orb weavers I think. Always in trees 6 feet or higher. Size wise not uncommon to find them at 7 inches or so. Eat insects I believe.

So no, not a fan. Found a few in our apartment mixed in with our local geckos and what not.
 

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Hmm...you see how that was following you and waving those antennae? Yeah - that is how they locate their prey. I mean at least that is what I think they do because, well, I'm not an entomologist.
This is some info, where I might have preferred to remain ignorant. Lol. So in other words when they wave their antennae, they are saying "I'm gonna get you in your sleep." or "Bring it!".😱 Note to self - always have a large heavy book in centipede territories.
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This is some info, where I might have preferred to remain ignorant. Lol. So in other words when they wave their antennae, they are saying "I'm gonna get you in your sleep." or "Bring it!".😱 Note to self - always have a large heavy book in centipede territories.
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Those things are crazy aggressive, with a nasty bite. And hard to squish, plus I’ve read that squishing them releases a scent that attracts more of them 😱 I’ll take a chill little tarantula any day 😂
 
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