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Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Giant millipede

I came across this beast for the first time tonight, although apparently they are quite common.
 

 
I was not brave enough to pick it up, but Addison agreed to pose with it...


and then hand it on to Oliver for a little while.



I did however touch it very briefly. Its exoskeleton is very hard. Surprisingly so.

I think it is a African Giant Black (Archispirostreptus gigas).

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