Hey everyone, I’m still in Jamaica and was inspired to post this because it’s UGLY as hell!!
I’ve always heard about “Forty Legs” in Jamaica – basically they’re a giant centipede and when I say giant…..I mean it! I’m on my 14th trip right now and have never had the pleasure of visiting with a Forty-Leg til now. I used to get jealous when I heard that first-time or second-time travelers had encountered them and I hadn’t yet.
I was sitting in my apartment one night with a friend of mine and we were just chatting when his eyes moved past me and got wide. The next word that came out of his mouth was “Bumboclaat!!” and I thought I’d turn around to just see a roach or something. When I turned around I jumped off the couch faster than if it were on fire and ran!!
My friend was wearing boots so he put his foot on top of the Forty Leg to keep it from disappearing. I was jumping around in hysterics yelling for him to kill it but then I yelled “WAIT let me get my camera!”. I’ve never seen one before and who knows when I’ll see another one so had to take the opportunity before it got squashed. This one was about 6 inches long and moved FAST! That just added to the disgusting factor.
After I took the picture he stomped on it but the damn thing wouldn’t die….at all. It just kept squirming so we swept it outside and into the bushes.
So that was my Forty Leg experience. Just thought you all should know LOL!