The approaching change of seasons, with cooler nights, is bringing out the little creatures who have caused mayhem on the railway lines – the Portuguese Millipede. It was introduced to Australia in the 1950’s, and like so many other introduced species, it has flourished Downunder, and become quite a pest. A friend of mine in Auburn SA had so many invading his house, he had to take special measures to control them, which included running a decoy light in the garden at night, to attract them to that, rather than the house. Each night, he was collecting half a bucket full of these tiny creatures – just imagine how many thousands that would be! Ugh! At least I only have a few to deal with….and when I found this one at the right height with the right lighting, I simply had to grab the camera 🙂
And as one who can trip over my own TWO feet, I’ve got to admire it’s co-ordination!