LUNCHTIME!!!!!!!! pics

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by opihiman911, Jan 10, 2008.

  1. opihiman911

    opihiman911 Songster

    Mar 19, 2007
    I was out in my back shed cleaning up and moved a scrap 2x4 and look what came out.
    Now my fearless 3 year old daughter who loves helping me wanted to just pick it up and toss it in the coop. I was paranoid picking it up with just a short pair of pliers. This is just a medium sized one around 6" long, I've caught some that push 10+". One at a time isn't bad. I've overturned a log and had 5 or 6 take off in different about a madman with a shovel, a couple got away and are out there plotting revenge on me for killing their brothers.
    I tossed it in the coop and my 6 girls went absolutely crazy. The chased, fought, flew around and pinned the owner in a corner to steal it. Whoever had it was it and got mobbed. Not surpising my oldest hen got it and swallowed it whole ending the fun. wish I had a picture of that.
    Last edited: Jan 10, 2008
  2. Scrambled Egg

    Scrambled Egg Flock Mistress

    Aug 29, 2007
    Fayetteville, NC
    I can imagine the snatch and grab that went on with that...with that...with that whatever it was, lol!!! Lot of legs on that critter!!
  3. CovenantCreek

    CovenantCreek Chicks Rule!

    Oct 19, 2007
    Franklin, TN
    I have a cd somewhere with a song about one of those things.......................
  4. opihiman911

    opihiman911 Songster

    Mar 19, 2007
    Classic 70's Hawaiian song Lahaina. Different island, but same climate, same centipedes....monsters. I am always amazed that the chickens love them and go after them with a vengance and they never seem to get bitten. They chased each other around for 2-3 minutes with that thing alive and wiggling in their beak, eventually got ripped in half and when it was swallowed it was still moving. I wish I could let them out of their coop then I have to clean up or move wood piles. They would be my hired guns and watch my back

    I was sitting at a table on an open bay
    Waiting for drink of rum
    When i asked my waiter for the time of day
    She said look out there's a centipede coming your way

    In lahaina, the sugar kane grow
    In lahaina, the living is slow
    In lahaina, the mangos are sweet
    But the centipede he crawls all over your feet

    I was lying by the water in the morning
    Sunshaded by a coconut tree
    When i turned around it was all i could see
    There was great big centipede staring at me


    I had only just a second to decide what to do
    While looking at his poisonous fangs
    When i said i thought it was a beautiful day
    He said "wow mr hall i think your pushing my leg

  5. fallenweeble

    fallenweeble Songster

    Dec 4, 2007
    that is one unpleasant bug!
    those are some brave chickens (and kiddo!) you've got there [​IMG]
  6. Kaneke

    Kaneke Songster

    same island (as Lahaina), different town ... a bit cooler up here

    thing is, we've found that those BIG centipedes' bite are not nearly so painful as the LITTLE centipedes (about an inch to two inches long)

    centipedes (and to a certain extent roaches) is why we welcome those wild chickens who've adopted us

    everytime I catch a roach at night in the house, I fling it out the next morning to watch the girls cluck ...

    I keep longhandled kitchen tongs in every room, to take care of those (expletive deleted) centipedes .. and we keep night light on at night to light the floor where we walk ...

    we have millipedes and sowbugs too, the chickens cackle with glee when they unearth those

  7. drafthorse39

    drafthorse39 Songster

    Jan 12, 2007
    Baltimore, MD
    [​IMG] omg i thought this post would be kids feeding chickens or something... boy was i wrong grrrroooooossss!!!![​IMG]
  8. CarriBrown

    CarriBrown Crowing

    That is disgusting. I'm sure they just loved it, too! [​IMG]
  9. Itsme

    Itsme Songster

    Aug 5, 2007
    NW Wisconsin
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    Wow! What a worm!!
  10. Lunachick

    Lunachick Chicken Slave

    Mar 19, 2007
    Brick, NJ
    [​IMG] Chickens are cool, they'll eat anything. I'd like to see them try to eat one of those things.

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