Giant Pink Slugs Thought To Be Millions Of Years Old Found In Australia

Posted: May 30, 2013 by woody in Actual News
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Don’t worry guys, you aren’t tripping. Well maybe you are, who knows, but I can promise you that what you’re looking at is real. These little fuckers have been popping up all over the place on a mountain top in New South Wales, Australia. One of the park rangers there was quoted saying, “on a good morning, you can walk around and see hundreds of them”. Reaching lengths of 8 inches long, which is pretty fucking big for a slug, scientists believe these buggers are survivors from an era when Australia was home to rainforests. According to scientists, they probably would have vanished millions and millions of years ago, if a volcano had not erupted at Mount Kaputar about 17 million years ago, which resulted in a high-altitude haven for invertebrates and plant species that have been isolated for millions of years, after Australia dried out and the rainforests receded. According to the article, these aren’t the only weirdos on top of Mount Kaputar. There’s also supposedly three species of cannibalistic snails, which the park ranger describes as, “voracious little fellas that hunt around on the forest floor to pick up the slime trail of another snail, then hunt it down and gobble it up”. I don’t know what the fuck is going on over there in Australia but sign me up. I’m all about weird shit like this.

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