They don't look that big in these photos, but man they were huge! Big enough to make a 6 foot guy jump from his seat!
|Cockroach at the stella bar .|
Anyone who shares their home with cockroaches will tell you how fast they scurry for cover when you flip on the light switch. But when I say they're fast, I mean measurably fast. Cockroaches detect approaching threats by sensing changes in air currents. The fastest start time clocked by a cockroach was just 8.2 milliseconds after it sensed a puff of air on its rear end. Once all six legs are in motion, a cockroach can sprint at speeds of 80 centimeters per second. And they're elusive, too, with the ability to turn on a dime while in full stride.
|Tarantula in Basha Sabry street. It wouldn't budge even though I kicked a few pebbles towards it.|