August 31, 2005

Ban Renewed

I don't care how slim the chance is that a creepy crawly thing could actually hurt me... stuff like this is why they are simply and unwaiveringly banned from my house. I mean, just listen to this:

Thinking it was a mouse, I went to investigate the sound. The sound was coming from under some papers which I lifted, expecting to see the mouse scamper away," the 32-year-old psychotherapist said Wednesday. "Instead, when I lifted the papers, I saw this prehistoric looking animal skitter away behind a stack of books.

The Scolopendra gigantea has front claws that are adapted to deliver venom when it stings, which can lead to a blistering rash, nausea and fever. The sting is rarely life-threatening, but painful.

Banned. Period. Case closed.

Posted by Princess Cat at August 31, 2005 12:35 PM @ 12:35 PM in All Things Evil // Permalink | TrackBack

LOL, I had *just* read that story before checking your blog. I agree, kill all the creepy crawly things.

Posted by: Dorothy at August 31, 2005 12:54 PM

They said the centipede was from an exotic, far-off land. Actually, there is no need find a more exotic place than Southern California if you're looking for centipedes. Someone once brought me a foot-long centipede captured in the Borrego Springs area, in the desert just east of San Diego. They are harmless unless bothered (but who knows what bothers a giant centipede?)

Posted by: Odysseus160 at September 1, 2005 02:35 PM