Thursday, May 30, 2013

giant fluorescent land slugs


Eight-inch-long, day-glo pink slugs have been appearing in numbers on a mountain top in New South Wales, Australia.

From Yahoo! news:

"As bright pink as you can imagine, that's how pink they are," Michael Murphy, a ranger with the National Parks and Wildlife Service, told the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. "On a good morning, you can walk around and see hundreds of them."

I'm not exactly sure what he means by "a good morning."

4 comments:

Joe said...

Dave, are there any of those 3" slugs out there? I don't seen those type here any longer but i did accidentally step on a little one in a shell yesterday evening.

Dave B, a.k.a. catboxer said...

You stepped on a little Ohio snail. I remember them really well.

We've got slugs up to four or five inches out here, and they're an ecological necessity. Being salad eaters, they at least keep a little of the overgrowth under control.

No pink eight-inchers though.

Joe said...

Thanks. I'm thinking that the housing development here probably killed them off.

Joe said...

Threatened swallowtails.

http://news.yahoo.com/last-butterfly-saving-america-beauty-extinction-173836909.html