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Dangerous orange and red Bulgarian centipede in Bulgaria

BLACK n ORANGE CENTIPEDE

a DANGEROUS CENTIPEDE a CRITTER of BULGARIA

I came across this lovely little dangerous centipede as I turned over a large stone on my farm in Bulgaria!

Later on in the week, a local Bulgarian showed me around a disused school house and there was another dangerous centipede running across the floor. He promptly attempted to squash it.

Dangerous orange and red Bulgarian centipede in Bulgaria

Dangerous orange and red Bulgarian centipede in Bulgaria

It acted just like a worm with the severed parts of it’s body still moving!

He also informed me that this is indeed a dangerous critter, I had only encountered these centipedes before in Thailand where the many legs and the body were orange, this centipede had a black body as you can see from the close up photos!

BEWARE THERE ARE DANGEROUS CRITTERS IN BULGARIA!

I have also been advised that if I get bitten by one of these orange and black centipedes, it should resemble a bee sting, I should make the wound bleed to extract any poison, they told me to use amonia on it and to visit a doctor if the irritation lasts more than a couple of days!

How poisonous is this dangerous centipede? I didn’t hang around to find out!

Dangerous creatures close up photos of dangerous centipede and creepy crawlies seen in Bulgaria

Close up photos of the awesome but rather dangerous centipede in Bulgaria, take care not to disturb this little critter!

Dangerous orange and red Bulgarian centipede in Bulgaria

Dangerous orange and red Bulgarian centipede in Bulgaria

5 Comments

  1. Although the locals do not like this dangerous looking red/orange and black centipede, I have been told that it is not actually dangerous as it is far too small to bite a human

  2. This likely a dark Megarian Banded Centipede (Scolopendra cingulata).

    • likely or unlikely dangerous?

      the pure orangey red ones in thailand are very feared!

      • From http://www.pureportugal.info/megarian-banded-centipede:
        “All centipedes have a certain amount of venom as a natural defense. Although most people are not seriously affected by this species, some people may be allergic to the venom, or just more sensitive, making it a dangerous situation.”

        So I guess it’s not dangerous as such, but similar to a hornet’s sting.

        • so, its for sure got the ouch factor?

          in thailand they would rush anyone bitten by the centipede, fast to the local nurse for an anti venom shot!

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