This is the Red-headed subspecies of the Giant Desert Centipede (Scolopendra heros castaneiceps). This is one of the largest centipede species in the world, with adults topping out at over eight inches. I think that anyone who can get past their aversion to "creepy crawlies" will recognize this as a very beautiful part of God's creation.
Here's a risk-free opportunity for you to get a good look at a hornet. I've always thought they have great faces; kind of a cross between an alien face and a cool motorcycle helmet.
I'm Kelly: I was born in Minnesota, but currently live in the Florida Panhandle. I'm fascinated by the beauty of God's creation, and I desire to foster awareness in others of the amazing world around us -- because once we know and appreciate the intricacy and wonder of the natural world, we will be better stewards of it.