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Six-Inch Long Centipede Cuddles With Hatchlings In Skin-Crawling Footage

Do you find this creepy or cute?

It’s heartwarming to see videos of momma animals cuddling with their cute newborn babies. Most of the time, such an adorable sight would easily make our day bright. But will you still find it cute if the mom and baby — or in this case, babies — belong to the creepy-crawly species?

A Filipino real-estate agent managed to capture a video of a six-inch centipede embracing its 80 hatchlings. The video has since garnered millions of views and somehow confused netizens as to how they should feel about it.


Or a stuff of nightmares?

Most people keep dogs and cats as pets. Others are into exotic animals but 22-year-old John Heidel Raquel has a penchant for centipedes that he made one as his friendly companion.

Raquel found the centipede in the wild and decided to take it in and care for it.

He spent time observing the creature since it gave birth last month.

We understand this is a big nope for many people but Raquel sees it as a touching mom and offspring moment.

“On one hand it looks very unique like an alien being but on the other hand, it’s touching because of how well this mother cares for and protects her young. The maternal care of centipedes is really amazing. She spends a whole month keeping watch over her babies without eating.”

Isn’t that touching? Some centipedes leave their eggs to develop on their own while other species choose to take care of them. The mommy centipede in the video is seen curling like a ball, cuddling and protecting its babies until they’ve molted about once or twice.

Centipedes do this protective strategy on their offspring to keep them safe from predators like toads and mice. Interestingly, mothers can also choose to eat their eggs if threatened than let other predators kill them.

Even if Raquel seems to love this mother arthropod, he knows well how venomous this creature can get. Bites from centipedes that belong to species similar to Raquel’s pet can be fatal in the Philippines.

“It’s definitely not advisable to touch centipedes, they’re born killers. There have been cases where they have killed humans and even cows. I’m just amazed to see how popular this has gone. I think it’s creepy, but people can see the love behind it.”

Watch the video below.

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Russia’s Psychic Cat Achilles Correctly Predicts World Cup Opening Game Winner

But can he predict the 2018 FIFA World Cup champion?

The new Nostradamus might be an adorable furry critter. A sweet Russian cat has been chosen to predict the outcome of the first game of the 2018 FIFA World Cup. It may seem hard to believe but the feline was spot on with his prediction.

Achilles is already a modern day prophet. After all, the cat correctly predicted most of the results in last year's Confederate Cup in Russia. Nevertheless, people wondered if the adorable feline will manage to prophesy what would happen in this year's World Cup opening game. Achilles had to choose between Russia and Saudi Arabia, and managed to predict the motherland's stunning victory.

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Dog Interrupts MLB Baseball Game, Gets Rewarded With A Ball And A New Friend

The pooch thought the baseball team was trying to play fetch with her!

One lucky dog had a truly awesome day at the park. A young German Shepherd got to watch a Minor League Baseball game with her owner. In addition to that, the pooch got to play a game of fetch and made a new friend. She also went home with a ball and won the hearts of many fans.

The MLB team Tulsa Drillers recently had a Bark at the Park Night when they went up against the Northwest Arkansas Naturals. The event allows fans to bring their dogs to the field while the NWA infielders were warming up. One pooch noticed that the players were throwing a ball around. The excited German Shepherd immediately broke away from her owner and dashed to join the baseball players.

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Whale Found Dead In Thailand Had Over 80 Plastic Bags In Stomach

The poor whale starved to death.

A pilot whale died in Southern Thailand and scientists have found the alarming cause of the death. Apparently, the whale had 80 plastic bags in its stomach, which caused the animal to starve to death.

A week ago, the pilot whale was found clinging to life up a canal in Songkhla province, near the Malaysian border. Conservation officials tried to save the whale's life for days. They used buoys to keep it afloat and umbrellas to provide a shield from the sun.

After five days of endless effort, the whale vomited pieces of plastic.

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