Turning over rocks beside streams, George Beccaloni, honeymooning with his bride in Thailand in 2011 accidentally came across a giant amphibious centipede.
Considered as a “historic” discovery, the creature named Scolopendra cataracta was recently fully described, in the online science journal ZooKeys.World The new species belonging to the Scolopendra group of centipede behemoths behemoth measures a monster measuring 20 cm (7.9 inches) is found in Southeast Asian freshwaters.
Upon seeing the monster centipede for the first time, Beccaloni uttered “It was pretty horrific-looking: very big with long legs and a horrible dark, greenish-black color.”
He managed to capture the specimen and put it in a large container of water where it swam like an eel. Beccaloni brought his centipede back to the Natural History Museum in London to undergo further studies.