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Giant centipede eating mouse.

"A giant centipede, scolopendra gigantea robusta, killing and eating a mouse. This specimen was not yet full grown but as you can see, it was already an impressive size."
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58 Responses:

  1. mooflyfoof says:

    Where are those fuckers endemic? Remind me never to go there.

    That said, I saw a video of a tank of pirhanas eating a live mouse, and it was worse than this one. I'd post the link but I hate it so much that I refuse to google for it.

    • solarbird says:

      Where are those fuckers endemic?
      Skull Island, maybe. Eegh.

    • (Country collected and exported from: Peru)

    • greyhame says:

      Yeah, but piranhas ain't crawling around on land.

      • mooflyfoof says:

        True, but at least the centipede didn't bite the mouse's legs off one by one and chomp away at it bit by bit while it was valiantly trying to swim around. Or at least, I don't think it did. I shut the centipede video off as soon as the mouse stopped moving.

    • quercus says:

      Would you eat lobster?

        • quercus says:

          So one arthropod with too many legs is tasty, the other is the root of all ick?

          I'm all for the "vertebrates / mammals are cute, anything else is scary" viewpoint (those chickens are just dinosaurs in fursuits), but IMHO the distinction between lobsters and centipedes is too fine to see one as food and the other as an excuse to avoid Peru.

          I'm a veggy BTW - too many legs is both icky and inedible, with no contradiction at all

          • mooflyfoof says:

            Haha. I thought you might say that. I'm actually probably one of the least afraid-of-bugs people out there. I think they're pretty fucking rad. However, I do get chills at the sight of ones as big as my forearm killing and eating a mammal. Fucking cool--but damn, I don't think I'd want that crawling up my leg. Lobsters don't kill and eat mammals, so they rate a lot lower on the "fucking squicky" scale. Plus I've been seeing them all my life, so I'm used to them. Giant centipedes, not so much. I didn't even know they came that big. Not to mention, the ocean is full of crazy ass invertebrates, so I'm used to things with many legs coming from the sea. And-- if someone told me that giant centipede was awesomely tasty, and I would try it. Especially if it'd been a common dish at North American restaurants for all of recent history.

            And FWIW, I was being humorously hyperbolic when I said I wouldn't ever go to where these guys are from.

          • jwz says:

            Lobsters remind me more of roaches than centipedes.

            Delicious, delicious, gigantic roaches.

          • master_meio says:

            You are an idiot.

    • srattus says:

      huge centipedes also lurk in many pacific islands.

      think of that the next time you're hacking through the jungle with a bikini.. oh wait. I think I fell asleep to cinemax last night. nm.

  2. pavel_lishin says:

    I don't believe it.

  3. dojothemouse says:

    submitted to

    They tend to prefer bigger photos though.

  4. Okay, I admit it. I'm a mammalist. I have an irrational preference for cute fuzzy mammals. I don't like it when they lose to things with too many legs.

  5. feren says:

    And immediately after this video was shot Sigourney Weaver showed up and killed it, right? RIGHT? Because I'm not going to sleep unless that fucking thing is DEAD.

    I will name my nightmares after this.

  6. ammonoid says:

    That is a hefty centipede. Even the little 1" long mofos that colonized the rotting stump in my yard when I was a kid freaked me out.


    The giant millipedes are kind of cute, though.

  7. ultranurd says:

    I like the fact that the "YouTube is down" page features a guy trying to assemble an IKEA desk. Jerker series, I think.

  8. zebe says:

    A similar one lived in my backyard when I lived in the outskirts of Tucson, Arizona. Mine (and I use the term loosely) was Scolopendra heros, the Giant Sonoran Desert Centipede (aka Giant North American Centipede).

  9. Shoot zem, shoot zem both.

  10. catullus_5 says:

    I can't believe no one has said that yet.

  11. jayrtfm says:

    did anyone else think "mini-chtorr"?

  12. pezking124 says:

    That is easily the most terrifying thing I have seen all day...

  13. cavorite says:

    last time I caught one of the biggish ones from around here (Texas Redhead) I put it in this bucket and it ran around in circles, making this really creepy noise. I tend to really like bugs and insects, even the dangerous ones (which I run into far too often), but the big centipedes are pretty damn freaky to me still. I actualy should save any that I find now and take them to a professor here in town who's using the venom as part of a cure for arthritis pains, apparently.

  14. grahams says:

    Tentacle whatever.... Amputee Realdolls.... Robot overlords... I can deal with all that...

    But that video scarred me for life.

  15. krotty says:

    This is just a poor centipede and poor mouse, all in a fish tank. The monster that owns that tank uses a feather to push the mouse to creature (just watch the second movie). I'm really scared now by the fact that I share this small world with this monster.

  16. spudtater says:

    How long before it starts sodomising Moroccan prostitutes?

  17. telecart says:

    ack. Never sleeping again.

  18. ex_sonjaaa says:

    Reminds me of Burroughs...

    • citizenx says:

      When I first heard of this, I thought it was a giant-centipede-eating mouse. This is not what I expected.

      I refuse to watch the full video.

  19. holywar says:

    If that's not a grim meathook future, I don't know what is.

  20. eiaboca says:

    Just imagine one of those things crawling on you. Bleahhhhargh...

  21. cheruborg says:

    Whoa. I don't squick easily, but that was too much. Ew, ew, ew.

    Nearly put me off of yesterday's leftover tuna sandwich. But not quite

  22. elfoozlero says:

    I've managed to keep myself from following this link and
    watching the associated video, but I am reminded of the time
    someone sent me a message about trepanation that upset me
    for a few days.

    Ugh, just that picture is enough.