Friday, June 20, 2008

Random Eye Dull Photo #1 - Millipede

This is the start of an attempt to begin regular postings of random photos I've taken. Hopefully it'll keep my interest longer than my "Fortune of the Week" attempt a while back.

While hiking with some friends, I came across this lovely critter...

In case you couldn't guess, it's a millipede. I was surprised by how big the thing actually was. I realize there's nothing in this picture to properly represent the scale, but this thing had to have been about 6 inches long.

I wonder how it controls so many legs all at once. If it wanted to (not that millipedes are known to have wants), would it be able to actually move just one leg?