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I try to be a friend to all living things, and I promise you that I did not harm this thing in any way, but this giant (3 inch body, plus legs) ugly (just look at it) monster (aieeee!) produces a "KILLIT!" reaction in my brain that is tempered only by my unwillingness to touch such a monstrosity, even through an intermediate object like a shoe or rock.
Update - My friend Marybeth writes in and says this is "most definitely a centipede." I guess my entomology skillz are right up there with my mycology skillz. Wikipedia confirms, giving the order as "Scutigeromorpha".
2010.09.03 at 7:00am EDT
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