Friday, January 4, 2008

House Centipede



Now it is a funny day at work when your receptionist and your sister in law (our accounting department) finds this guy in our office. He was about 2 inches long and I was the one that was lucky enough to have to catch this thing and let him go outside. This picture was taken after I set him free outside of the office. Now you would think with all of those legs that this little critter would be quite fast. Well you were right. This thing moves so fast and was running all over the place. Luckily for the ladies in the office I have Superior bug catching skills. I have never seen a bug like this before so I looked it up and it is actually called a House Centipede. These guys eat mosquitoes, ants, and spiders. After I let him go outside I began to think that this would actually be a really useful friend to have around the office. I then read that there natural habitat are indoors and you don't really find them outside. I now feel bad that I might have placed this little friend of mine outside in a completely foreign land. I probably killed him by putting him out there. I really feel terrible about it. To think we could have less spiders, ants, and mosquitoes in my office!!! RIP my little friend. I will name you Charles.

1 comment:

Tox said...

Your friend might still be alive; it depends on how "outside" you put him. I named mine the whiska because of his long antennas. He's shy and I'm yet to snap a picture of him.