Another surprise - but a nasty one this time

@JudyEv (252919)
Rockingham, Australia
September 9, 2020 4:12am CST
My last post was about finding a surprise in my shade-house. Discovering an orchid with beautiful flowers was a very pleasant surprise but the centipede I found on the kitchen floor was not such a welcome surprise. Apparently, they eat spiders and other nasties so I bundled it into a container and threw it outside. I know they can give a nasty sting so there was no way I was leaving it in the kitchen. And it’s only two days to our 49th wedding anniversary which will be another occasion for rejoicing. We’ll probably go out for dinner that evening.
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@DianneN (234925)
• United States
9 Sep 20
That centipede looks so nasty! Have a wonderful anniversary and congrats!
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@JudyEv (252919)
• Rockingham, Australia
9 Sep 20
Thanks for the good wishes. I don't like centipedes at all.
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@DianneN (234925)
• United States
9 Sep 20
@JudyEv You're welcome. I've never seen one, but I know I would scream myself silly.
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@JudyEv (252919)
• Rockingham, Australia
9 Sep 20
@DianneN Never seen one? I thought they were everywhere although maybe not often seen. It's only a few inches long - hardly worth a big scream - maybe just a little 'eek'.
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@RebeccasFarm (41749)
• Wheat Ridge, Colorado
9 Sep 20
Ooo he looks a sharp fellow! Oh Judy you are blessed with 49 yrs of marriage! If I dont see you here, a very Happy Anniversary to you both.
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@JudyEv (252919)
• Rockingham, Australia
9 Sep 20
I certainly wasn't going to mess with him. Thanks for the good wishes. Only one more sleep!
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• Wheat Ridge, Colorado
10 Sep 20
@just4him (252299)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
9 Sep 20
The sting must come from that nasty looking tail. I'm glad you put it outside. Though I've been known to just kill them when I see them in the house. I had a few in the house I owned before moving here.
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@JudyEv (252919)
• Rockingham, Australia
9 Sep 20
One end reared up ready to get us when we tried to move it. Mostly I kill them too but Vince wanted to put outside so that is where it went. I don't know where they get in but they could crawl in under any of the doors I guess.
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@just4him (252299)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
10 Sep 20
@JudyEv I don't know how they get in either.
@thelme55 (72595)
• Germany
9 Sep 20
OMG! I hate centipede. They are scary to watch.
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@JudyEv (252919)
• Rockingham, Australia
9 Sep 20
We were trying to get him on the dustpan and he stuck up his prongs ready to sting us. Heaven knows where he came from.
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@moffittjc (99983)
• Gainesville, Florida
10 Sep 20
I didn't know centipedes could sting! Unless you are referring to the Australian centipedes, which would make perfect sense! haha So exciting that your 49th wedding anniversary is coming up! Congratulations!!!!! I can't wait until next year when you hit the big 5-0!
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@JudyEv (252919)
• Rockingham, Australia
10 Sep 20
I'll be expecting gold to rain down on us next year. When we disturbed this guy, one end curled up and you could see the stingers. Here is one having an altercation with a redback. The stingers are on the right.
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@moffittjc (99983)
• Gainesville, Florida
17 Sep 20
@JudyEv I'm going to put my money on the redback! Who won the battle between the two? Next year, if you want it to rain gold down on you for your 50th, you should write a post about it and start a GoFundMe account. haha
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@JudyEv (252919)
• Rockingham, Australia
17 Sep 20
@moffittjc Do you think that would work? A GoFundMe account? But I'd have to live with myself after and that mightn't be so easy. I don't know who won the fight. I forgot to go back and look. When I did, both had disappeared so maybe something bigger came along and got both.
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10 Sep 20
Ooh, Happy 49th Wedding Anniversary! I wish you happiness, peace, love and joy all your days. Enjoy the night out.
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@JudyEv (252919)
• Rockingham, Australia
10 Sep 20
Thanks for the good wishes. I'm hoping they will have a nice dessert on offer.
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10 Sep 20
@JudyEv I'm sure they will. They are just so glad to see lovely happy customers in their restaurant.
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@JudyEv (252919)
• Rockingham, Australia
10 Sep 20
@everwonderwhy Some restaurants have found most of the year very difficult.
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@mayka123 (14854)
• India
10 Sep 20
Congratulations for the 49 years. I am scared of centipedes and they somehow crawl into my house at times. I always kill them but hate the peculiar smell after they are killed.
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@JudyEv (252919)
• Rockingham, Australia
10 Sep 20
I don't know how they get in but they do. I nearly always kill them too but my husband said I should put it outside so that's what I did. lol
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@mayka123 (14854)
• India
12 Sep 20
@JudyEv I too have never figured out how they manage to get into my house.
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@JudyEv (252919)
• Rockingham, Australia
12 Sep 20
@mayka123 They wouldn't need very much space to crawl through.
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• United States
10 Sep 20
ick! so glad ya captured such 'nstead 'f the other way 'round, hon. yup, they say they're good fer some thingies. kinda like wasps...doesn't mean i wish to co-habitat with either. 49 years?? congrats to ya both! i'll need to hunt the orchid later, but what a sweet find!
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@JudyEv (252919)
• Rockingham, Australia
10 Sep 20
I'm doing a happy, happy dance . You've come back to us!! Hope you're well and staying as safe as possible in these strange times. Thanks for the good wishes.
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• United States
10 Sep 20
@JudyEv aw, aint'cha sweet? i dunno if'n i'm back, jest popped'n really. yes ma'am, 've managed to dodge the virus thus far. crazy fer certain, things've really escalated here sadly (last check 707 cases, 5 deaths'n our county). yer welcome! wish i could come help y'all celebrate :) big hugs!!
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@JudyEv (252919)
• Rockingham, Australia
10 Sep 20
@crazyhorseladycx I've been thinking about you the last few weeks and wondering if I should message to see if you are okay and then you popped in. So that's good.
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@rebelann (89017)
• El Paso, Texas
9 Sep 20
I have them here too but most are really big and scary and the really big one I saw was orange in color.
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@JudyEv (252919)
• Rockingham, Australia
9 Sep 20
Mostly I kill them but I took pity on this one and just threw it outside.
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@rebelann (89017)
• El Paso, Texas
10 Sep 20
I only got one in my house once and I sucked it up with the vac, it had to be at least 8 or more inches long @JudyEv
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@JudyEv (252919)
• Rockingham, Australia
10 Sep 20
@rebelann Oh wow!! The ones I see are only every 3 to 4 inches long. One as big as 8+ inches would really freak me out!
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@kobesbuddy (133202)
• East Tawas, Michigan
9 Sep 20
Congratulations Judy and Vince, 49 years of marriage is a wonderful milestone to celebrate! We just had our 30th Anniversary in August:) The centipede, he looks treacherous!
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@JudyEv (252919)
• Rockingham, Australia
9 Sep 20
Thanks. It doesn't seem that long. We had a night in a motel for our 30th anniversary and woke to the news of the twin tower disaster. We couldn't believe what we were seeing on the TV.
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@JudyEv (252919)
• Rockingham, Australia
9 Sep 20
@kobesbuddy It was almost as world-changing as the pandemic - at least for America.
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@kobesbuddy (133202)
• East Tawas, Michigan
10 Sep 20
@JudyEv Yes, all three of these tragedies will go down in American history. This pandemic will be recorded in European history, also.
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@nawala123 (21105)
• Indonesia
9 Sep 20
You pict shocks me
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@JudyEv (252919)
• Rockingham, Australia
9 Sep 20
I got a shock to see it. I don't like them at all.
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@nawala123 (21105)
• Indonesia
10 Sep 20
@JudyEv you too?
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@JudyEv (252919)
• Rockingham, Australia
10 Sep 20
@nawala123 Yep, me too. lol
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15 Sep 20
Centipedes must be abundant in your place due to the sands and geographical conditions. They are really dangerous.
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@JudyEv (252919)
• Rockingham, Australia
16 Sep 20
I read that some are quite large. Ours are only about 3 or 4 inches long but I know they give a very nasty sting.
16 Sep 20
@JudyEv Thanks Judy and the sting is poisonous and fatal.
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@JudyEv (252919)
• Rockingham, Australia
16 Sep 20
@sathviksouvik I've never heard of anyone dying from the sting of the ones we have here.
@xFiacre (9838)
• Ireland
9 Sep 20
@judyev At least it wasn’t a snake.
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@JudyEv (252919)
• Rockingham, Australia
9 Sep 20
We had a snake in the kitchen when we lived near Esperance. Thankfully it was a baby and we didn't have to evacuate. No snide remarks about evacuation, thanks.
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@xFiacre (9838)
• Ireland
10 Sep 20
@JudyEv I can’t think what you mean!
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@JudyEv (252919)
• Rockingham, Australia
10 Sep 20
@xFiacre In that case, there might be hope for you yet.
@jstory07 (109711)
• Roseburg, Oregon
13 Sep 20
I hope you have a nice dinner on your anniversary.
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@JudyEv (252919)
• Rockingham, Australia
13 Sep 20
Thank you. We did.
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@jstory07 (109711)
• Roseburg, Oregon
13 Sep 20
@JudyEv That's great.
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@nela13 (42900)
• Portugal
9 Sep 20
Wow, 49th wedding anniversary that deserves a big celebration.
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@JudyEv (252919)
• Rockingham, Australia
9 Sep 20
Yes, it does, thanks. I hope there is something nice on the menu for dessert!!
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@nela13 (42900)
• Portugal
10 Sep 20
@JudyEv dessert is extremely important
@Ronrybs (11973)
• London, England
9 Sep 20
Yes, I've heard some nasty stories about folks who suffer from a millipede attack. I am sure we have some in the UK, but can't say I have ever seen any
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@JudyEv (252919)
• Rockingham, Australia
9 Sep 20
They appear occasionally. You'd wonder how they get in the house but we also see the odd cockroach. I guess they come in under the doors.
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@Ronrybs (11973)
• London, England
10 Sep 20
@JudyEv Never seen a cockroach in the UK, sure we must have them. Must be the outdoors type
• Santiago, Chile
9 Sep 20
OMG it had been a while since I last saw a centipede. Ugh! So ugly!
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@JudyEv (252919)
• Rockingham, Australia
9 Sep 20
They look very menacing to me. I don't like them at all.
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• Santiago, Chile
9 Sep 20
@JudyEv absolutely!
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@CarolDM (152521)
• United States
9 Sep 20
I see these often during the summer in the garden.
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@JudyEv (252919)
• Rockingham, Australia
9 Sep 20
I don't know how they get inside but occasionally they do.
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@dgobucks226 (28001)
9 Sep 20
Centipedes are creepy things. Who needs that many legs to get around anyway Congrats on another Anniversary!
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@JudyEv (252919)
• Rockingham, Australia
9 Sep 20
Thanks for the lovely display. There is an old riddle - what goes 99 clunk, 99 clunk? A centipede with a wooden leg.
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@dgobucks226 (28001)
11 Sep 20
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@Hannihar (116877)
• Israel
9 Sep 20
@JudyEv Congrats on being married 49 years. That is a very nice number. I would not want a centipede left lying around in my kitchen too. Good thing you put it outside.
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@JudyEv (252919)
• Rockingham, Australia
9 Sep 20
Mostly I kill them but this one got lucky. Thanks for the good wishes too.
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@Hannihar (116877)
• Israel
10 Sep 20
@JudyEv I can see if they are there and get in under the door than you can easily miss them and step on them and kill them.
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