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News Article

2013-05-30

Pink Monster Slugs Discovered in Australia

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We just can't keep up with all these reports of bizarre real-life monsters crawling, swimming and just oozing all over the planet. Whether it's a carnivorous catfish that can walk on land, or an eel the size of a Prius, these real world discoveries are getting way freakier than anything we can make up. So what the hell, how abut ginormous fluorescent pink slugs?
 
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Yes, they exist, and were found on the peak of Mount Kaputar, in New South Wales, Australia, where it seem bizarre new species are being discovered quite frequently. As reported by Treehugger.com, Australian park ranger Michael Murphy is one of a select few people to find and photograph the slug, which is around 20 cm (7.8 in) long. "On a good morning, you can walk around and see hundreds of them,” Murphy told Australian TV, “but only in that one area.”
 
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Murphy described another bizarre find living on the same mountain: the cannibal snail. "They're voracious little fellas," he reported. "They hunt around on the forest floor to pick up the slime trail of another snail, then hunt it down and gobble it up."
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