Giant centipede eating a stick insect

Giant centipede eating a stick insect

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Credit: DR MORLEY READ/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Giant centipede (Scolopendra sp.) feeding on a stick insect. Members of this genus can exceed 30cms in length and can feed on prey as large as rodents or bats. Photographed in the rainforest understory at night in Ecuador.

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