FOX8 Friday Football Frenzy high school scoreboard

This photo of a ‘Texas Redhead’ centipede is terrifying the internet

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

A giant centipede featured in a recent viral photo is being called one of “Texas’ most terrifying critters.”

Texas Parks and Wildlife posted a photo of a Texas Redhead centipede to Facebook Wednesday, found at Garner State Park in Hill Country, Texas.

The image, which shows the brightly-colored centipede on a broom, has been shared more than 33,000 times.

Tpwmagazine.com reported that the centipedes can grow to eight inches long in the wild and can get even bigger in captivity.

The centipedes have been known to prey on rodents, snakes, lizards and toads. They use their fangs to inject toxin into their prey.

The bites are called “mild” for humans, about the same as a bee sting. The centipedes are usually found under logs, rocks or leaf litter.

Notice: you are using an outdated browser. Microsoft does not recommend using IE as your default browser. Some features on this website, like video and images, might not work properly. For the best experience, please upgrade your browser.