Pretty in Pink: Giant Pink Slugs Discovered on Mount Kaputur

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Via The Age:

High in the mists that shroud Mount Kaputar, near Narrabri in north-western NSW, scientists have discovered a secret world.
By day it is an isolated pocket of snow gums, wrapped in straggling native vines.

But on rainy nights, it is the domain of giant, fluorescent pink slugs – up to 20 centimetres long – and carnivorous, cannibal land snails that roam the mountaintop in search of their vegetarian victims.

”It’s a tiny island of alpine forest, hundreds of kilometres away from anything else like it. The slugs, for example, are buried in the leaf mould during the day, but sometimes at night they come out in their hundreds and feed off the mould and moss on the trees. They are amazing, unreal-looking creatures.”

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  • Anarchy Pony

    Not quite an unspeakable Lovecraftian horror, but still pretty weird.

  • Ted Heistman

    I love stuff like this. It really makes my day…

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