Lucky Australian woman saves herself a painful bite by spotting a centipede hiding in her shoe just in time
- The woman’s husband posted a photo online of her blue Vans on Wednesday
- Inside, a brown centipede with orange legs sat inside of the woman’s shoe
- The woman’s husband said the shoe check saved his wife ‘a bit of pain’
An Australia woman had a lucky escape from a painful bite from a centipede when she spotted it in her shoe as she was about to put it on.
Remembering her morning ritual of checking her footwear for bugs before putting them on, she spied the creepy crawly just in time.
The woman’s husband posted a photo to social media of her blue Vans at their Adelaide home on Wednesday.
Inside, a brown centipede with orange legs sat inside of the woman’s shoe.
An Australian woman has found a centipede in her shoe during her morning ritual of checking her footwear for bugs before putting them on
The insect’s front legs, which they use to catch food and secrete venom, appear ready to strike.
The woman’s husband said the shoe check saved his wife ‘a bit of pain’ if she had put it on.
The relieved husband said the shoes were not left outside and the insect must sneaked inside their home under the door.
Social media users commiserated with the woman and her husband.
‘F**k I hate centipedes. I’ll cop spiders, snakes, wasps and loads of other critters we have – but keep these creepy f**ks away from me,’ one person said.
Another said: ‘Yeah they’re just the worst, “oh I need like 30 legs because eight just doesn’t cut it”.’
One person said: ‘My husband has told me of the morning ritual of the “checking of the shoe.” Now, I see it.’
Another person said the entire pair of shoes needed to be thrown out.