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Video of Giant Centipede killing & eating a mouse
Posted by: ztirffritz
Date: March 26, 2006 05:34PM
[youtube.com]

This video is not for the squeamish, but if you can handle it, it is amazing. I don't think that all the CGI George Lucas could buy could create something as icky as this. This thing is at least 25cm long and looks like a cross between a centipede, a lobster, and something from the Aliens movie. It is the stuff that nightmares are made of.



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Re: Video of Giant Centipede killing & eating a mouse
Posted by: trisho.
Date: March 26, 2006 05:40PM
I really want to watch this video but I'm way too scared to click the link. I know it's going to be so disturbing yet interesting...oooh, can you post still frames?
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Re: Video of Giant Centipede killing & eating a mouse
Posted by: ztirffritz
Date: March 26, 2006 05:47PM
No, YouTube uses flash video. I'm not well versed in how to capture it and rip it.



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Re: Video of Giant Centipede killing & eating a mouse
Posted by: ztirffritz
Date: March 26, 2006 05:52PM
Here is another video of a different species. This one isn't quite as gross, but it isn't as big as the first one either. The beginning of the video is just the centipede chasing the mouse. Eventually it catches the mouse, but it needed some help. The mouse was very nimble...for awhile.

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Re: Video of Giant Centipede killing & eating a mouse
Posted by: spearmint
Date: March 26, 2006 06:04PM
I saw that on the Sci-Fi channel last night! Way cool. All my e-mail buddies are getting this but I am going to label it "Mother Nature's Lunch Buffet." My appetite for dinner has cooled a little though.




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Re: Video of Giant Centipede killing & eating a mouse
Posted by: Guitarman
Date: March 26, 2006 06:38PM
A useful tool for dropping some pounds?



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Re: Video of Giant Centipede killing & eating a mouse
Posted by: Guitarman
Date: March 26, 2006 06:39PM
How big could that thing be and I hope they don't have any of those in the states.



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Re: Video of Giant Centipede killing & eating a mouse
Posted by: Tofer
Date: March 26, 2006 07:29PM
Youtube is down for me...I must see the Giant Centipede of Death!

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Re: Video of Giant Centipede killing & eating a mouse
Posted by: spearmint
Date: March 26, 2006 07:29PM
25 cm if I am right is about 10 inches but that looks way bigger. For nightmares imagine being at an exotic island resort in Asia and having that slide into bed with you. Now I am skipping dinner.
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Re: Video of Giant Centipede killing & eating a mouse
Posted by: graham1352
Date: March 26, 2006 08:15PM
Would be much better if seen in the wild, not too hard to catch a mouse in a 10 gallon fish tank.
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Re: Video of Giant Centipede killing & eating a mouse
Posted by: spearmint
Date: March 26, 2006 08:47PM
I don't think it is going to catch any mice in the wild. Not exactly a speed freak. Ugly? Yes! Fast? No.

Forced myself to eat something. The centipide viewing diet is
effective.




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Re: Video of Giant Centipede killing & eating a mouse
Posted by: N-OS X-tasy!
Date: March 26, 2006 09:42PM
graham1352 Wrote:
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> Would be much better if seen in the wild, not too
> hard to catch a mouse in a 10 gallon fish tank.

And thus is born the newest forum saying:

"...easier than catching mice in a 10 gallon fish tank."



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Re: Video of Giant Centipede killing & eating a mouse
Posted by: N-OS X-tasy!
Date: March 26, 2006 09:43PM
spearmint Wrote:
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> I don't think it is going to catch any mice in the
> wild. Not exactly a speed freak. Ugly? Yes! Fast?
> No.

Dude, what video are you watching? I found myself amazed at how fast they moved, especially the second one!






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Re: Video of Giant Centipede killing & eating a mouse
Posted by: graham1352
Date: March 26, 2006 09:59PM
So anyone know what these little critters normaly eat?
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Re: Video of Giant Centipede killing & eating a mouse
Posted by: PeterB
Date: March 26, 2006 10:15PM
graham, in the wild, I would assume they are eating similar kinds of stuff. Many centipedes are both predators and scavengers in the wild-- will eat opportunistically, but will also hunt. Also, I do believe that many if not all species are venomous, which accounts for how quickly that mouse died once the centipede got to it.




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Re: Video of Giant Centipede killing & eating a mouse
Posted by: Stephanie
Date: March 26, 2006 10:45PM
spearmint Wrote:
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> I don't think it is going to catch any mice in the
> wild. Not exactly a speed freak. Ugly? Yes! Fast?
> No.


Not exactly a speed freak? You have to be joking. Yes, they are speed freaks. I've had several in my house. Luckily, the largest that's come in has been about 6". A friend of mine who lives a few hrs away found one that was about 9 inches (looked to be about the size of the one in the first video).

They're big, venomous & fast.


The first time I saw one, it was scurrying across my floor. It got in through the screen door in my dining room. At first, I thought it was an escaped baby snake! Once I realized what it was, I got a broom & kindly swept it out the front door!

Creepy things. Cool to see one getting a mouse, though.
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Re: Video of Giant Centipede killing & eating a mouse
Posted by: ztirffritz
Date: March 26, 2006 11:00PM
Where the hell are these things from?!? I just want to know so that I can scratch it off of the list of places to visit before I die.



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Re: Video of Giant Centipede killing & eating a mouse
Posted by: Big Daddy Cool
Date: March 26, 2006 11:23PM
That thing needs to be boot-heeled
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Re: Video of Giant Centipede killing & eating a mouse
Posted by: PeterB
Date: March 26, 2006 11:37PM
ztirffritz, in a general sense, I believe you're talking about places like:

Amazonian rainforest

Madagascar

Areas of the U.S. including the Southwest

etc.




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Re: Video of Giant Centipede killing & eating a mouse
Posted by: Stephanie
Date: March 27, 2006 12:32AM
ztirffritz Wrote:
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> Where the hell are these things from?!? I just
> want to know so that I can scratch it off of the
> list of places to visit before I die.

PeterB's right about where they live. Ones like the red one in the first video are just like what's found out here.

I wouldn't scratch the Southwest off places to visit, though. FWIW, I've lived out here for over 20 yrs and never saw a large centipede until just two years ago. Never seen a scorpion. Only once have I seen a rattlesnake (in the wild).

I think there are creepy crawlies everywhere. & I think I'd rather take the occasional centipede scurrying across my floor than cockroaches (which we don't have in my area).

I suppose if I lived farther outside of town, I'd see more creatures.

In short, they're not something you see every day.
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Re: Video of Giant Centipede killing & eating a mouse
Posted by: ztirffritz
Date: March 27, 2006 08:58AM
I live in Yakima WA. I've seen Rattle Snakes all over in the area where I go Mtn. Biking, (very near where Davemachine wants to build a house actually). I even found a scorpion once. I've never even heard of Centipedes that size anywhere aside from remote rainforrests. I've seen big centipedes, but that thing is in a different category. That is at least a foot long. That is approaching pet size. Agggh. I'm suffering from a cumulative case of the creepy-crawlies.



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Re: Video of Giant Centipede killing & eating a mouse
Posted by: MGS_forgot_password
Date: March 27, 2006 09:05AM
I grew up in South Texas. I saw rattlesnakes and scorpions all of the time. I've even been stung by scorpion that I was dumb enough to step on in my kitchen.

But there's something about those centipedes. I've never seen one in the wild, thank goodness.
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Re: Video of Giant Centipede killing & eating a mouse
Posted by: $tevie
Date: March 27, 2006 09:48AM
There's no way I am watching those videos. But it did remind me that my late father had a perfectly gross story involving the Phillipines, a very large centipede hiding under a toilet seat, and a lieutenant who had to sit on the john in the middle of the night. The word "basketball" was employed whenever he told this story. Or perhaps it was "softball" and my imagination has embroidered it a bit over the years. But you get the idea.



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Re: Video of Giant Centipede killing & eating a mouse
Posted by: N-OS X-tasy!
Date: March 27, 2006 08:15PM
I'd rather deal with the centipede -- at least it's big enough that you can see it relatively well. Ever wonder what would happen if, say, brown recluses suddenly developed high-level intelligence and a hatred for humans at the same time?



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