This is by far the biggest centipede I've ever seen, in all my years living in Hawaii. They definitely grow them BIG on the Big island!
We thought we'd put it's stature and strength to the test by battling it up against 9 large, insect-eating chickens, in our backyard.
6 year old's answer: "The chickens will win because they are many and they are way powerful. "
4 year old's answer: "The chickens because they can peck, peck, peck!"
2 year old's answer: Points at centipede and grunts. (He still doesn't find words very necessary.)
Husband's compassionate ex-zoo-keeper answer: "Don't you think we should remove the stinger first?"
My answer: "No way! This is going to be fantastic!"
We lined up at the coop and watched anxiously as Micah dumped it in through the top wiring, stinger intact. It fell to the ground, landing right smack dab in the middle of a group of voracious hens! Suddenly before us was one of the fastest, most entertaining athletic events of chicken proportion!
Stay tuned for the answer.......