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Venomous Centipedes of Thailand

Giant Desert centipede (Scolopendra heros)
Picture: Canley

Giant Desert centipede (Scolopendra heros)

Size: up to 20 cm
Habitat: Throughout Thailand mostly at ground level. They can however climb walls etc.

Danger level: Not dangerous but very painful.

A bite is very painful and can lead to serious infections. Seek medical help as soon as possible! For conservation reasons please do not kill these animals, but catch them and free them in the wild.
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