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).