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Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Invertebrate 3: Vertebrates 0

First I brought you Octopus vs. Shark
Then came Centipede vs. Mouse
and now...

Centipede vs. Bat

When will this madness stop!! The absence of sound on this pirated YouTube video only makes it more eerie. For those wanting to hear David Attenborough's soulful narration, go here. This is a giant Amazonian centipede (genus Scolopendra, probably S. morsitans) taking down a bat in midflight. Sweet.

Thanks to Ed Yong for bringing this to my attention.

1 comment:

  1. Yay, a bat video (my favorite animal!). I saw a copperhead nail a bat at a large cave entrance a few years ago. Very exciting! It became even more exciting when the snake fell off the cliff and landed a foot in front of me.


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