40 Australian Creatures You Never Thought Existed

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Giant Centipede (Ethmostigmus rubripes)

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This nocturnal predator is the largest terrestrial centipede in Australia and Asia. So powerful, it has even been known to eat snakes. People have been known to keep them as pets, because sure, why wouldn’t you? A Giant Centipede may bite if disturbed or handled. A pinch from one of these causes severe pain that can persist for several days. Luckily, no deaths have been recorded from the bite of any Australian centipede.

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