Okay, this topic is not for those who get weak at the thought of killing roaches. You've been warned!
Turn away now!
Alright. This is what happened. A few days ago, I killed a roach with raid. It flopped over on its back, flapped its legs a bit, then stopped moving. I -hate- cleaning up the roaches since I'm paranoid that they're just playing dead, so I usually let my mom throw it away. She doesn't. A few days pass and its still there. Now, I forget about its presence, and step on it with my socks. I immediately realize what happened, and fling my foot forward a few times to flick it off. And then .....
Upon hitting the floor, it moves TOWARDS me! A full ten steps! I jumped to my chair for safety, curled up in it. It heads directly under the chair, and away from my view. I take a peek, and its directly underneath the chair. I tell others on AIM of what happened, and they tell me to make sure its dead for sure. I grab a broom and get ready to make sure this situation is resolved.
Its gone. Nowhere in sight! Looks like it got away. I'm extremely paranoid now. My question ..... do you think that it was playing dead? Or do they have a secret life like cats have nine lives?