As I was working on this present batch of pictures I notice a movement to my left. When I looked it was this small bug.

I have no idea what it is. I guess it’s some kind of centipede, even if it has only 30 legs (two of them larger than the rest) instead of 100. It also has two extremely long antennae. Note: after a little online browsing I’ve discovered that it is in fact a centipede, specifically Scutigera coleoptrata or house centipede. Apparently it eats insects and spiders and is pretty much harmless to humans. Its venom claws (forcipules – an adaptation which is unique to centipedes) are modified legs , which cannot penetrate the human skin).

It’s a very patient creature. I thought that when I moved in close to take the picture it would run. It didn’t. It just stayed where it was and let me “do my thing”. Apart from one very short circular walk it hasn’t moved in over an hour. I guess it’s waiting for something tasty to pass by.

Taken with a Sony RX-100 M3.

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