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September 13, 2005

Scolopendra gigantea

Aaron Balick heard something scampering around behind his television set. It was a venomous giant centipede.

"Thinking it was a mouse, I went to investigate the sound. The sound was coming from under some papers which I lifted, expecting to see the mouse scamper away," the 32-year-old psychotherapist said Wednesday. "Instead, when I lifted the papers, I saw this prehistoric looking animal skitter away behind a stack of books."

He trapped the 9-inch-long creature between a stack of books and put it in a plastic container.

The centipede has now been returned to its "exotic pet enthusiast" owner. Lucky Islington.

Posted by Ghost of a flea at September 13, 2005 10:23 AM

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This is just one piece of the zoological strangeness going on in London these days:

http://www.londonist.com/archives/2005/09/weird_animals_i.php

Weird Animals In Weird Ley Line Weirdness

Posted by: Varenius [TypeKey Profile Page] at September 13, 2005 01:54 PM

This is hilarious. I am fully convinced. Next stop: Watford Junction and t'North.

Posted by: Ghost of a flea [TypeKey Profile Page] at September 13, 2005 02:15 PM