Snake!

Well of sorts. This is in fact a snake millipede.

Snake millipede © Rhian Davies

Millipedes typically feed on leaf litter and dead wood. They play a crucial role in woodland ecosystems by breaking down vegetable matter to create more soil.

The life span of a millipede is surprisingly long. Some can live for several years, with the oldest recorded millipede being 11 years of age.

There are a few species of millipedes that are referred to as snake millipedes, but I’m not sure exactly which type this one is. If anyone has any suggestions please let me know!

Rhian – Seasonal Ranger

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Well of sorts. This is in fact a snake millipede. Millipedes typically feed on leaf litter and dead wood. They play a crucial role in woodland ecosystems by breaking down …

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