Giant Fluorescent Pink Slugs Discovered in Australia

The slugs measure 20 cm (7.8 inches) in length, live on top of Mount Kaputar

By on May 30th, 2013 07:21 GMT

I'm not a big fan of hiking, but I have to admit that I would not hesitate to grab my backpack and journey all the way to the top of Mount Kaputar in Australia just to snap one or two pictures of these slugs in their natural habitats.

The species was recently discovered in this part of the world, and wildlife researchers say that it inhabits the top of Mount Kaputar by the hundreds.

Tree Hugger reports that the average giant fluorescent pink slug measures about 20 centimeters (7.8 inches) in length.

As far as specialists can tell, the species can only be found in these natural habitats.

Locals explain that these peculiar slugs mostly come out in the open after heavy rainfall and that they mainly eat the moss and mold growing on trees in this region.

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