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9080 Picked him off the pavement...

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 9080 Picked him off the pavement...

and put him on my umbrella. He left a pool of liquid and I thought that I'd harmed him somehow.. but from some reading I found that it might be a defense mechanism, which tastes so bad it deters birds and small animals. OR, it was a bit of venom. Very interesting, almost prehistoric, creature.



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Wow! How many legs has he got? An awful lot I'd say.

29 Aug, 2019

 

Do let us know if you discover what it is!

29 Aug, 2019

 

How very interesting.

29 Aug, 2019

 

Gosh Lori what an interesting find you couldn't help being fascinated by that strange creature ...

1 Sep, 2019

 

Fab pic Lori! Really highlighted against the blue.

1 Sep, 2019

 

thanks ladies... I knew it must be a millipede but had never seen anything so large. They're prehistoric in origin, have been around a long time. Some are venomous, but the one in my yard is not one of those. Some varieties from the East can grow to almost a metre! He has 2 legs per segment and can have as many as 100 legs.
BTW... I had just changed the battery in my camera and had to reset the day/date... I was a little flustered and hurried and didn't realize until I'd posted the pictures that I had the wrong date...it should be 08/27/19.

2 Sep, 2019



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