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    pain in paradise

    Just one of the hazards of living in Hawaii.
    04:00AM, Woke up with a stinging sensation in my upper leg. It quickly turned to fire at a spot about 4 inches below my crotch on the inside of my thigh.
    I turned on the light but did not see the perpetrator which means the bastard is still in the room some where.
    As the pain worsened I recognized the two puncture marks that are the signature of a centipede sting. I soaked it with a rag wet with vinegar and then dabbed on some orajel. No more sleep this night.
    This is the second time in two years I have been stung in my own house by these monsters. I killed the first one but couldn't find this one.
    The sting caused a half dollar sized swelling with a black spot the size of a pencil eraser with the two puncture marks looking like fang bite of a small snake. Damn those things hurt.
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    Sounds like a big bugger. What about a Centi-Cat? Or Depede-Hound?
    Just give me a minute while I collect my thoughts. They're around here somewhere. Maybe!

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    Look at the positives, it DIDN'T bite your crotch!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by scotti158 View Post
    Look at the positives, it DIDN'T bite your crotch!!
    Ouch!!! Though maybe we shouldn't go there.
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    Just give me a minute while I collect my thoughts. They're around here somewhere. Maybe!

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    I had a spider get me on the arm once, what a way to wake up. Sleep, sleep, sleep, AWAKEN to the FIRE!

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    My house dragons take care of a lot of bugs but are smart enough to not go after the centipedes. I think a centipede would kill one.
    House dragons are quick but centipedes are armor plated and tough to kill. I think it could get in a lethal sting before the dragon could kill it.
    This is a typical house dragon.

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    It's amazing how life forms adapt to their surroundings. Your "house dragon" would be dead in seconds in my area as the coloration would be like a neon sign "Come Eat ME".
    Last edited by dogonit; 07-09-2016 at 01:49 PM.
    Just give me a minute while I collect my thoughts. They're around here somewhere. Maybe!

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    Okay I found this video of a large gecko of a specie not found in Hawaii, fighting with a small centipede.
    I noticed that the gecko stopped moving except for breathing. I can't tell if it is waiting for the centipede to die or if it has been stung.
    I notice that it keeps its' legs out of reach of the pede.
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    How about a common chicken?
    Kills centipede, you get eggs. Win!

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    I'm not sure that some of our centipedes are quite as deadly as those in other parts. Still, I'd bet on the chicken.
    Just give me a minute while I collect my thoughts. They're around here somewhere. Maybe!

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