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millipede
16-JAN-2006 İAlexander Dudley 2006

millipede

Cradle Valley, Tasmania, Australia

The trouble with taking your pet millipede for a walk is how ridiculouly long it takes them to get their shoes on..

Millipedes are Myriapods, a little like centipedes. They can be distinguished from centipedes (although one could argue that few
millipedes are actually distinguished) by the possession of two pairs of legs for every body segment. The extra thought that goes
into coordinating all those extra legs slows millipedes down a lot, so they gave up hunting and running away a long time ago,
and became vegetarians. Many millipedes are poisonous (as defined from centipedes, which are often venomous) so don't put
them in your mouth. I know you wanted to.

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