- Feb 17, 2019
I was mountain biking in my local state forest today and I came across these guys (there was about five of them, one of them very beefy he looked like he’d eaten three wedding cakes in one go). So without further ado, I’ll get to the story. So they found a 20cm (8”) ethmostigmus rubripes and the large, beefy man had a can of Mortein insect killer and was trying to spray it when I stopped my bike and I said: “OI, PUT THAT CAN DOWN AND LET THE CENTIPEDE GO OR ELSE!!!” So then he starts swearing and using profanities and he says: “you are harassing us” and I added:” this centipede is being harassed and it is my duty to speak for these creatures in need! You are trying to literally murder this creature who has done nothing wrong and trying to get away from the scene and you trying to kill it with that vile insect killer!” So I got back onto my mountain bike and I managed to free the centipede with my snake tool and chased the vile men away with my mountain bike! After that I reported the matter with the local animal abuse prevention committee! I just thought I would like to share that story with you wonderful people and I hope you have a wonderful evening and speak up for invertebrates in need because they are animals that deserve to be alive and be safe and happy!!!