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forty leg
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Noun
Centipede; Any of a wide set of many legged arthropods. They are venomous, and their bites may have effects ranging from mild discomfort to life threatening. Their colouration varies with some being black or dark brown and others being orange and blue.
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anonymous Sep 19, 2011
what are of the thing we can use to get rid of fortyleg
reid Feb 24, 2013
take a knife and cut it up
SANDENA Aug 28, 2013
HOW MANY BABYS DO THEY HAVE ONE TIME
Maureen Mar 29, 2014
Centipee or forty leg they are called here
Andy Sep 23, 2014
When I lived in Guyana a retired port knocker who was cleaning our yard found a big one and called me to kill it. He said he could not do the execution and he had an immunity given by the Wai Wai Indians. He offered me a "centipede cut" as the immunity... I refused and killed the creature. I am terrified of them.
Ray Ash Sep 26, 2014
Forty leg and centipedes are two different creatures.
Des Jan 30, 2015
Well, not really Ray Ash. A forty leg is really a forty legged centipede....
Grenada Mar 01, 2015
centipede, or Santopee
morus Oct 12, 2015
O god there the same thing Ray Ash
morus Oct 12, 2015
O god there the same thing Ray Ash
morus Oct 12, 2015
O god there the same thing Ray Ash
Ray ash Nov 16, 2015
Me is a fool
Beauty Mar 30, 2016
I'm terrified of those things! I'm terrified of every bug LOL
Delroy Jun 05, 2016
I found on in my bathroom last night.. it look dangerous though.
Delroy Jun 05, 2016
still not sure how it get in
Günther Oberreiter Jun 07, 2016
in 20 yrs visiting Jamaica, mi see just one, mi landlord cut it fast
Didier trejo Jun 10, 2016
People can't believe talk shit and no say nothing about forty legs bite how to get rid of the bite that hurt to bombo cloth
Dahksahna Jul 14, 2016
If you see one betta put yuh foot dem inna yuh hand and tek off
Shontel Sep 12, 2016
A santopee bit me last night Now I can't even move my shoulder properly That hurts like shell😭😭😭
Justin Nov 12, 2016
Wana dem bite mi, mi bal da time we a do was big one
LOR Dec 04, 2016
Since moving to Portmore, I have had numerous encounters with these critters, I terrified of these forty legs as they are every where in the, bathroom, bedroom, kitchen, living & dining room even in my clothes & shoes, what can be used to get rid of these critters, I am even unable sleep at night, these are some very hugh ones. Any ideas are welcome please.
EnglishT Dec 09, 2016
When u catch 1 cut it up and put it in a bottle with some rum. If u get bitten again use that solution it should help.
Ricky Spanish Dec 15, 2016
It's not a pretty bite I tell you. I was bitten twice in less than an hour while sleeping one night, once on my elbow that woke me up then I went back to sleep and again woken up by the other bite in my lower back. And a week or two later I was bitten on the ear, again while sleeping, luckily this time it was a baby. The pain from the bite lasted about 45 minutes to an hour. It was VERY painful!!!
Liyah Apr 07, 2017
So them reach on your bed ....still ne fraid a them can even sleep n nuh think bote it
KEKE May 01, 2017
cut off the head it have the stingers or use bug spray.
kitti May 29, 2017
we dont call it that... or atleast ive never heard that.. only in jamaica ive heard that.
Create Aug 21, 2017
I just saw one on the bathroom floor forty legging in a dam circle and then a look up and see big crocko lizaz ova mi head a walk n wine make a u-turn fi leff d scene only fi buck up inna masss overgrown grasshopper.now tell me fi sumbody weh ave a insect phobia how me feel?
Gracie Oct 23, 2017
I always kill them what works like a charm is throwing very hot water on it,and it dies very quickly and or the use of our ever present cutlass or a metal toe shoes use it until its crushed. Usually for me crushed means its dead...
tiny Jan 22, 2018
I just saw one on my varandah about to crawl under my front door.It was a fully grown one! I had the shakes instantly.Gave it a poke with my umbrella and it shake and turn in the next direction, gone out into the night.I'm scared and paranoid as hell now.What if it comes back? It was so dangerous looking! Good thing i saw it,imagine if it had gotten inside! I stuffed the front door with a towel.
Jojo Mar 18, 2018
I was just showering and felt something running down my back. I used my hand to sweep across my back and it fell to the floor. Had to use my shoes and hit it about 6times & then washed it down the drain. I boiled some water and poured it down the drain as well. My daughter could have been the one in there. Thankfully it wasn't her.
Jojo Mar 18, 2018
I was just showering and felt something running down my back. I used my hand to sweep across my back and a forty leg fell to the floor. Had to use my shoes and hit it about 6times & then washed it down the drain. I boiled some water and poured it down the drain as well. My daughter could have been the one in there. Thankfully it wasn't her.
Jj Apr 06, 2018
At montego bay and these creatures are here in armies as huge as a football boot, I'm on camp for three days and I haven't slept and I'm too terrified of these devils
Lee Apr 29, 2018
I was just bitten few hours ago, deadly creature.........
Arlene yesterday
I killed one in my living room Thursday night its the first I ever say anything like that i was so frightened .
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