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millipede crawling

millipede crawling
Photo Information
Copyright: John Berger (diverjohn) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 45 W: 44 N: 96] (750)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-05-10
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon Powershot G3
Exposure: f/4, 1/125 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-05-29 18:32
Viewed: 4086
Points: 2
[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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Hello John.
Excellent photo,very sharp with nice light,very interesting POV,

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