Grand Canyon infested with albino millipedes

0 61 020107 MillipedesA new race of albino millipedes has been discovered living in the Grand Canyon.

Two albino millipedes have come out of their cavernous hiding places to represent an entirely new genus of these leggy organisms.

Scientists spotted the millipedes in caves on opposite sides of the Grand Canyon. One species was found in a cave on the South Rim and the other in two caves on the North Rim.

“We knew the millipedes likely represented two distinct species because the two populations were separated by the Grand Canyon,” said biologist J. Judson Wynne, a cave expert at Northern Arizona University who also works for the U.S. Geological Survey. “The fact these two species belong to an entirely new genus was a great surprise to us.”


No word yet on whether these are “flesh eating albino centipedes” +2 against elves, or “acid spitting albino centipedes” +1 at night.

PS: if you like cryptozoology, support Loren Coleman.

Comments

  1. margie says:

    Would love to know more on these albino centipedes i live in an apt building with a basement and my neighbor and I have seen 2 of them so far.Would love to know if they are dangerous or not

  2. margie says:

    Would love to know more on these albino centipedes i live in an apt building with a basement and my neighbor and I have seen 2 of them so far.Would love to know if they are dangerous or not

  3. margie says:

    Would love to know more on these albino centipedes i live in an apt building with a basement and my neighbor and I have seen 2 of them so far.Would love to know if they are dangerous or not

  4. BaileyMay says:

    Sitting on porch at home in South Carolina and one crawled over the step next to me and my sister. Creepy crawly freaked her out. Love to know if they pose a threat like poisonous or something like that.

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