This is a giant centipede in Mexico’s Sonoran desert. When this creature gets hungry it seeks out prey with its anetanae. It can paralyze and kill using the poison claws on the underside of its head. It mostly dines on bugs. But will go after larger meals up to and including grasshopper mice like this one. The giant centipede finds the babies especially delectable, easily devouring one by itself. The centipede is on the prowl. The grasshopper mice are ready and willing to defend their young. Just how evil they are, we will soon find out.
The adult mice take up battle stations. Who aids into the fray, now the female of course. It takes all the agility she’s go to avoid the centerpede’s venomous fangs. Imagine Kung-fu film starring a giant centerpede and a grasshopper mouse. It would probably look something like this. You’ve got admit that mouse mom has got serious game. She finally whips the centerpede while the male looks on. No doubt who the warrior is in this family. The mouse nibbles on the dead centerpede. Turns out, this battle was never in question. Grasshopper mice are simply the superior predator. Back in the nest, the warrior queen turns back into just playing mom.[ad#below-video]
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