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Traits: A small, wormlike invertebrate animal with two legs on each of its body segments; all have poison claws for capturing prey.

Habitat: Soil and humus or beneath stones, bark, or logs

Foods: Invertebrates that live in the soil, including springtails, bristletails, ground beetles, fly larvae, flea larvae, mites, worms, snails

Eaten by: Thrushes, winter wrens

Do You Know? Centipedes have poison glands on their jaws that can cause pain if they bite you. Not usually dangerous to people.

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