Giant Centipede – Thailand Video Blog 2
Caught this big centipede (Scolopendra subspinipes) while snake hunting. They hurt a lot when they bite. The pain is like a chemical burn. Some people’s appendages swell up for a week after a bite. They are vicious and can eat mice – search youtube for that video. These centipedes are common in Thailand, but I’ve only seen a few this big. We saw another one last night – same size as this one – we were in the middle of the jungle though.
Centipedes love heat and dampness. They love being in your house too. Don’t let them grab on – they will bite immediately without provocation.
Here’s me with a different centipede that had it’s venomous pinchers removed. No I don’t condone it, it was done before I saw the centipede. These things skeeve me all out – and even though it couldn’t hurt me I still had a real bad feeling the entire time this thing was on me. Oh, thought I had video of me with it – there is a photo at the end of this video…