Subject: Whats this bug
Geographic location of the bug: Johannesburg, South Africa
Time: 09:41 AM EDT
Just wondered if you could help us identify our bug. This is the second one we’ve found in our pool. Its about 2 inches long, with quite nasty pincers. Thanks so much
How you want your letter signed: Darren
This is a Centipede. Centipedes are predators that are venomous, but though their bite can be painful, there is usually nothing more than local swelling and tenderness. Some species grow as large as eight or more inches, and their bite is reported to be considerably more painful, but rarely results in a health crisis.