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Giant bat-eating centipedes

The Venezuelan giant centipede, Scolopendra gigantea (Myriapoda), is a true terror. Like all centipedes, they are voracious venomous predators. Unlike all centipedes, they are enormous, reaching 300 mm (1 foot) in length. The giant centipede’s powerful neurotoxin and great size allows them to predate animals larger than themselves, including mice and bats…

Video and a description of their predation behavior below the fold.

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