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Ok. We hate this bathroom.
March 30, 2011  |  by jess m  |  Accommodations, Koh Lipe, Thailand

Last night I snuck outside during a break in the rain to go to the bathroom, only to find this guy on the wall next to the toilet. A full 8 inches of pure disgusting between me and dropping my pants. It’s a strange instinct of human survival that screams at you that this this was no good. After Jess C bravely tried to kill it with a rake (it wouldn’t die) we did manage to flick it on to the top of the wall. One of the ladies who works here was out walking her dog and informed us that he was “very bad” and the we should not touch him.

No shit.

Meet our Poisonous Thai Centipede

She took over the killing job, and did manage to spear him with the rake, before knocking him to the ground where he ran off into the bushes. No doubt spending the rest of the evening plotting our demise.

Check out how big he is compared to the toilet seat. Ew.

We want concrete walls. And a hermetically sealed bungalow. And room service.

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  1. And that is why I’m not an adventurous traveler. Critters like that give me the heebie-jeebies.

  2. Told ya so…

  3. We had them in the Dominican Republic and believe me they are truly bad. You don’t want to be bitten by one of these. The good news is that the bite is treatable.

    • after we saw this guy, i was telling jess about the time you got bitten by the scorpion, to try to make us feel better. better, that is, because they had some treatment for it, not better because you got bit by a scorpion…

      these are the same evil centipedes you had in the DR? bastards.

      • Looks like the same. NEVER NEVER step on one while wearing flip-flops. They can curl around the edge of the flip-flop and get you. Kill them by stepping on them with solid shoes, in a way that they can’t swing around and sting. I have a most unusual recollection of walking down the road in front of our driveway and a couple of Dominican kids about 4 and 5 years old were playing with one! On the other hand, the kids also played kick the donkey turd with bare feet.

  4. All parental units are duly skitzed. run away, move on

  5. The only upside I can think of here is that sometimes urine (the ammonia in it) is a good antidote for stings.

    • We were staying at Andaman Resort and I had my reef shoes drying on the veranda the next day I went to wear them and for some reason decided to knock out the sand first which I don’t always do. Needless to say I shat myself one of these critters fell out and scurried off. Always check my shoes now.


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