Tec, what does your wife teach? 2kooldad: your wife was scared of a garter snake in her bath, but that's not as bad as finding a 1.5 foot centipede under your pillow! hilarious story, my dad got a great deal on a terrarium with a centipede inside, this was when I was really into tarantulas, so we took it home. one night, the cat was screwing with the cover, when I shut her out of my room, later that morning, we woke up to a scream, as my sister found it under her pillow. this centipede now is the property of the Chico State Entomology Dept.