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Tiger Centipede (Scolopendra polymorpha) . by Alice B. Clagett

Filmed and published on 30 April 2021
Full title: Tiger Centipede (Scolopendra polymorpha), aka Common Desert Centipede, Banded Desert Centipede
Location: San Fernando Valley, Los Angeles, California

  • VIDEO BY ALICE
  • SUMMARY OF THE VIDEO

Dear Ones,

Here is a video of a surprise visitor in the middle of the night: a Tiger Centipede (Scolopendra polymorpha). There is a Summary after the video …

VIDEO BY ALICE

SUMMARY OF THE VIDEO

I actually never saw anything like this before. But I heard that they are really poisonous. Maybe this one is not. [I checked; they have an exceedingly painful bite, but are not poisonous.]

Image: Tiger Centiipede (Scolopendra polymorpha),” by Alice B. Clagett, 30 April 2021, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: Tiger Centiipede (Scolopendra polymorpha),” by Alice B. Clagett, 30 April 2021, CC BY-SA 4.0

I am going to try to catch it and put it outside. [I succeeded.]

In love, light and joy,
I Am of the Stars

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