A poisonous centipede climbed into the bed of a resident of Texas: scientists say that due to the heat there will be more and more such cases
In the early hours of June 28, Jesse Pie woke up to a poisonous "creature from hell" crawling in his bed. A 35-year-old man from San Antonio said he was frightened and froze when he saw the insect in his bed at a house on the northwest side, near the UTSA area, reports My SA.
Molly Keck, Senior Program Specialist and Certified Entomologist for Texas A&M Agricultural Life Extension Service, identified the MySA creature as a giant Texas red centipede. Texas centipedes are very large, averaging about 17 cm in length, but can reach 23 to 40 cm in length.
In addition to being creepy, the Texas red centipede is also venomous, but not deadly. According to AgriLife, the bite is usually not medically dangerous, except for young children and people allergic to poisons. However, larger species have more painful bites.
Although it occasionally bites, the mild venom poses no threat to humans. In the summer, many locals may see them more often, Keck says, as the creatures seek coolness and moisture to escape the heat.
Centipedes are creepy, but necessary. They eat lizards, snakes, toads, bed bugs, termites, cockroaches, silverfish, spiders and other household pests. They kill their prey by injecting venom through their fangs and then eating the prey when it is dead.
After Pai took some photos and videos, he decided not to kill the creature. Instead, he grabbed his blanket and shook the insect out into the street.
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On Reddit, another local user reported that he also saw a centipede in his apartment when he woke up at 7am on June 23 in Stone Oak.
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