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Centipedes have between 15 and 177 sets of legs; they do not have 100 legs as their name would imply. They have flat segmented bodies and a set of legs for each of the segments. Some centipedes can be very long. They are brown to reddish orange with long antennae and claw-like small mouths. Their claw-like mouth allows them to paralyze other insects, spiders, and small vertebrates with venom that is injected with the bite. Once their victim is paralyzed, the centipedes will eat them. They will not usually bite people; but if handled or threatened, they can cause a bit of a pinch when they do so. Their bite is not harmful to people, the venom is not strong enough to affect us.
Centipedes are predatory animals with pincers on their front legs that are infused with venom. When centipedes grasp their prey, they inject them with poisonous venom, which is referred to as a centipede bite. Centipedes are typically shy and would prefer to hide from humans, but if they are hunting for food or cornered, they will bite in self-defense.