Giant Centipede / kanapi
O, the lowly centipede. The scourge of everyone in Hawaii. On
the mainland, everyone hates rattlesnakes. Here, everyone hates centipedes.
It slithers and has way too many legs, so lets kill it! Whats
up with these beasts, anyway?
Centipedes are found in most of worlds tropics, and it is possible
they have been here as long as Hawaii has been inhabited by humans.
Long enough for us to have gotten along, youd think ... but NO!
Centipedes, like rattlesnakes, are predators. They hunt for most anything
that is smaller than them, such as cockroaches, crickets, and even other
centipedes they can even devour geckos! They have large muscular
modified front legs with poisonous fangs at the tips. They bite and paralyze
their prey and use many of their legs to trap the unfortunate little morsel
while they munch away.
Centipedes are normally found outside in cool, shady places, but sometimes
make their way into houses where they are not welcome at all! Just know
that they are shy and would rather run away from you than try and attack
you. . . . . . Doesnt work does it? Well still hate them .
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