What is worse than a giraffe with a sore throat?*

Interesting question, no? An even more interesting question is: what would you do if you meet this in your basement?

Well, I don’t know about you, but I thought it might be a baby snake. In my defense, the lights were off in that part of the room. And we were in Greece. They have snakes there.

Anyway, meet scolopendra cingulata. Don’t shake its… ehm… hands, it might take a while. And oh yes, it’s also poisonous.

And it really is a lot of fun to evacuate from a room with a broomstick as your only weapon tool. Really, you should try it sometime. We had to do it since the natives aren’t really centipede-friendly. It’s a bad habit of ours. On another day Jonas, who’s terrified of bees, carried a drowning bee out of the ocean over a field of sea urchins. But that’s just the way we roll, I guess.

*A centipede with chilblains! Actually, any kind of centipede, come to think of it.

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