I interrupted a couple of millipedes ‘snuggling’ in the woods today. We see a lot of these millipedes as they are fond of eating forest plants and detritus. They get their first name because of the cyanide they produce when disturbed. Cyanide supposedly smells like almonds and these millipedes are sometimes called almond-scented millipedes. I still haven’t built up the courage to pick one up in my hands to investigate. Their second name comes from their numerous legs but they have nothing close to the 1000 legs that their name implies, closer to 400 maximum. A nice looking creature.