I have lived at this place for about 25 years and have never seen these guys before, but, it has never rained this long before either. It rained almost every day during September and most days in October. I have always had millipedes and centipedes but this guy is new and for a millipede he is huge. All of the ones I have seen in the past 2 or 3 weeks are 4 inches long and almost 3/8 inches wide. There aren't a large number of them and I haven't seen them doing any damage. It also seems that fire ants are really keeping the numbers down. I watched one today as he crawled along and crawled over a fire ant. The ant stung him on his soft underbelly and he curled up. After a couple of minutes of being chewed on and stung by the ant he tried to uncurl and get away but before he could make his escape other fire ants came and killed him and are eating him as I type. The one in the picture is a different one. What I wonder is where these guys come from. How can I live here 25 years, am outside all day every day doing all kinds different things and have never seen one before. The same thing with leopard frogs. It goes months without a drop of rain and the ground is rock hard down to bedrockand yet after a heavy rain they are every where.