Small Animal Riddles, Can You Guess It Right? (Part 31)

Wednesday, June 26, 2024

Welcome to Part 31 of our small animal riddles series! Today's riddle features a creature known for its many legs and venomous bite. Let's see if you can guess what it is from the clues below:

  1. In front, there are venomous pincers, 
    qián yǒu dú jiā,
  2. at the back, there is a tail, 
    hòu yǒu wěi bā,
  3. the whole body has twenty-one segments, 
    quán shēn èr shí yī jié,
  4. do not touch it at any cost.
    qiān wàn bù yào pèng tā。

Let's dive into the riddle!

  • 前有毒夹 后有尾巴,
    qián yǒu dú jiā,hòu yǒu wěi bā,
    The first two lines, "前有毒夹,后有尾巴," describe an animal with venomous pincers at the front and a tail at the back. This creature uses its pincers for both defense and hunting.
  • 全身二十一节,千万不要碰它。 
    quán shēn èr shí yī jié,qiān wàn bù yào pèng tā。 
    The next two lines, "全身二十一节,千万不要碰它," explain that the animal's body is composed of twenty-one segments and warn against touching it. This distinctive segmentation and warning indicate a potentially dangerous creature.

The answer is Centipedes-蜈蚣 (wú gōng)

Key Sentences:

  1. Centipedes are known for their many legs and venomous bite. 
    Wú gōng yǐ tā men de zhòng duō tuǐ hé dú yǎo ér wén míng.
  2. Centipedes prefer dark, damp environments. 
    Wú gōng xǐ huān hēi àn cháo shī de huán jìng.
  3. I am really scared of centipedes
    Wǒ fēi cháng hài pà wú gōng .

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