Australian Park Rangers Discover Neon Pink Slugs

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Slugs, those slimy ugly creatures that we all seem to hate, suddenly got a little more interesting and definitely a lot more noticeable, thanks to these giant neon pink ones that were recently discovered by park rangers in New South Wales, Australia

Besides being bright, these creatures that so far have only been discovered on Mount Kaputar, a 5,000-foot peak in the Nandewar Range, NSW, are also quite large - measuring eight inches or about twice the size of their modern-day counterparts.

Though the species is new to us, scientists believe that these slugs are an ancient creature - dating all the way to the time when Australia was covered with rainforests. While their counterparts living in other parts of the country were decimated as the continent became drier, these survived thanks a series of volcano eruptions at Mount Kaputar which itself is a remnant of an extinct crater. This, in addition to millions of years of geological changes has resulted in a unique ecosystem that has allowed invertebrates, as well as, plants from bygone eras to survive and even, thrive, in the lush region.

In addition to this bright slug, the rangers also found three species of cannibal snails - Ones that look like ordinary mollusks but slide around the forest floor seeking out the slime trail of fellow snails, and then diligently hunting them down to attack and devour! We wonder what other fascinating and colorful creatures inhabited the earth during ancient times.

Resources: news.yahoo.com, huffingtonpost.com

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  • bookfan2008
    bookfan2008Tuesday, August 4, 2020 at 9:43 am
    Woah... That is so intresting!
    • kakasamuals
      kakasamualsMonday, June 8, 2020 at 12:12 pm
      it is so cool like if you agree
      • soundwave33
        soundwave33Thursday, May 21, 2020 at 8:50 am
        I kinda want to know how it taste but also dont [follow if you agree]
        • bsc
          bscThursday, May 21, 2020 at 8:43 am
          WOW!
          • meisdancer
            meisdancerWednesday, May 20, 2020 at 10:44 am
            EWWWWW but also cool.
            • iguanahaley
              iguanahaleyThursday, February 27, 2020 at 8:03 am
              its kink of weird how you think acid fell on the slugs so then they turned pink
              • hamburger🔔Friday, October 25, 2019 at 8:14 am
                love chistmas and cats but how did that get brought up
                • sailor Saturday, October 19, 2019 at 2:22 pm
                  its so cool
                  • meisdancer
                    meisdancerWednesday, May 20, 2020 at 10:45 am
                    you can say that again
                  • abcTuesday, September 10, 2019 at 4:45 pm
                    it's really cool that there are real pink slugs.
                    • ZoeyTuesday, August 20, 2019 at 6:06 pm
                      That is cuteness thing ever