These guys are super-weird prehistoric walking worms who spit on their prey before devouring them – and they might be living in your park or local reserve! Velvet worms aka peripatus senses prey with their antennae, then squirts slime from special shooters on the sides of their head!! The sticky slime traps the victim (sort of like Spiderman), which the worm then devours with its jaws (nothing like Spiderman).
They can spit their deadly slime more than 5cm… which is pretty awesome, considering they’re only about 4cm long themselves! How far can you spit lying down like a worm (do not test this inside!).