25 Animals That Will Make You Scared

#15 – Amazonian Giant Centipede

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Centipedes are extremely, so how do you feel about a giant one? Scolopendra gigantea, aka the Amazonian giant centipede, can grow up to 12 inches in length (30 centimeters).

They can be found in South America, mostly the northern parts. It is a carnivore and will basically eat anything that it can capture and kill. While catching insects is common, it can also eat frogs, bats, snakes, small lizards, mice, and birds.

There is also a documented case in Venezuela where a four-year old child died due to this centipede’s venom.

Written by Omer Eren

Originally from Turkey, Omer has dreams of travel, but his work and social life keeps him grounded. When he’s not browsing through National Geographic and the Discovery Channel online, he’s trying new recipes he’s coming across on the Food Network. Once he finds the time, he plans to make his first trip to Rome because Italian cuisine is his favorite.