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Unidentifiable Insect
Unidentifiable Insect  
Hi,
I found a this worm looking insect in my toilet the other night.  It freaked me out really bad, because it looks really creepy. I can't help but wonder how it actually got in my toilet.  Can you please tell me what kind of insect this is?


Thanks so much,
Renika

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Hi Renika
This is a centipede and I can assure you that your toilet is the last place this creature wants to wind up. It was probably seeking water. These are harmless so even if it was not there it could not hurt you. I assume it has now found its way to the sewer system

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Walter Hintz

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I can answer any questions about insects and spiders.

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I have taught science for over 57 years. I am presently teaching biology at the college level. I have done extensive graduate work in entomology.

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Momentum Magazine The Ohio Journal of Science

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B.S. In Ed Kent State Unuv M.Sc The Ohio State Univ National Science Foundation Fellowships: Electron Microscopy Univ of California Entomology Kent State Univ

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