|Copyright: John Berger (diverjohn)
|Date Taken: 2008-05-10|
|Camera: Canon Powershot G3|
|Exposure: f/4, 1/125 seconds|
|More Photo Info: [view]|
|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Date Submitted: 2008-05-29 18:32|
|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
|this is a millipede we found on Vancouver Island.|
The yellow colour and lack of camoflage suggests the critter has a bad taste to birds.
A quick reference check in Wikipedia confirmed that yes, when a bird bites into the bug, cyanide gas is released from the millipede's body.
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Excellent photo,very sharp with nice light,very interesting POV,