And the bush has friends to meet him, and their kindly voices greet him, In the murmur of the breezes and the river on its bars,
And he sees the vision splendid of the sunlit plains extended, And at night the wonderous glory of the everlasting stars.

Banjo Paterson (1889)

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Giant Millipede

Here's some video of the Giant Millipede of the rainforest around Danum Valley. They are fantastic animals, with the big ones like this guy being about 11 inches long. Great to play with if you're game to pick them up, but may squirt or leave a smell. The small native ones in the Jarrah forest near home squirt an orange liquid that smells of eucalyptus.

1 comment:

S.C.E. said...

You pick these things up?!?!