Giant Centipede – Thailand VLOG 2

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…

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I'm an American expat living in Thailand. I like to write informative pieces about life in, living in Thailand, including topics like: Thai People, Thai Culture, Nightlife, Technology, and I have published a lot of photographs, videos, and even books on Thailand that you can find at ThailandeBooks.com. There are many photographs of Thailand here - feel free to share with attribution (a link back to the home page). All written content on this site by Vern Lovic. Contact me at Google+.

2 thoughts on “Giant Centipede – Thailand VLOG 2”

  1. I really hate centipedes. They are persistent little things too. I had one get into my house one time, it somehow climbed through my screen door. I slap-shotted it into the street with a broom a couple of times, but it just kept turning and coming back toward the house. We finally ended up killing it, although with great difficulty.

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