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   coolcat  Friday May 31 11:11 AM

May 31, 2013 - Giant Fluorescent Pink Slugs



The eight-inch creatures have been spotted only on Mount Kaputar, a 5,000-foot peak in the Nandewar Range in northern New South Wales.

"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."

http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/sideshow...140528983.html



xoxoxoBruce  Friday May 31 11:14 AM

slug



Clodfobble  Friday May 31 11:58 AM

Quote:
"We've actually got three species of cannibal snail on Mount Kaputar, and they're voracious little fellas," Murphy said. "They hunt around on the forest floor to pick up the slime trail of another snail, then hunt it down and gobble it up."
I can't tell you how much I want to see a video of that.


glatt  Friday May 31 12:17 PM

I want to see them pick up their own slime trail and keep following themselves.



footfootfoot  Friday May 31 12:23 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Clodfobble View Post
I can't tell you how much I want to see a video of that.
Quote:
Originally Posted by glatt View Post
I want to see them pick up their own slime trail and keep following themselves.
The two of you.

I bet the teacher would have to make you sit at opposite ends of the room.


blueboy56  Friday May 31 01:18 PM

Wow, now if we could just crossbreed them with our yellow banana and brown spotted slugs up here in the Olympic National Park we could really get some action. Psychelic striped slugs.(Maybe we could get Monsanto involved and feed them to the French.)



CaliforniaMama  Friday May 31 08:06 PM

Too funny - I considered posting this, too! Great minds . . .



ZenGum  Friday May 31 08:44 PM

I bet there's an old Aboriginal story about these things, involving an unfaithful husband, a wronged woman, and a sharp piece of oyster shell. They've been roaming the forest ever since...

Oh and I guess they're poisonous, or venomous, or both. In nature, bright colours mean either "come and get some pollen on ya" or "I will #$%& you up".



xoxoxoBruce  Friday May 31 11:31 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Clodfobble View Post
I can't tell you how much I want to see a video of that.



Flint  Saturday Jun 1 01:42 AM

Being that brightly colored, they have to be extremely poisonous.

Quote:
Originally Posted by ZenGum
"I will #$%& you up".


btw, all of your weirdos in this thread are on report--you know who you are.


SPUCK  Monday Jun 3 06:17 AM

Someone should hook little carts behind them that provide solar powered black lights that shine down on them. M'agine seeing a couple of them babies on a moonless night crreeep'in thru the woods.



Sundae  Monday Jun 3 08:04 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by glatt View Post
I want to see them pick up their own slime trail and keep following themselves.
Ants can do this occasionally. The lead ant accidentally happens on the pheremone trail of the following ants and they march in a circle until they die.


SPUCK  Wednesday Jun 5 06:24 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Sundae View Post
Ants can do this occasionally. The lead ant accidentally happens on the pheremone trail of the following ants and they march in a circle until they die.
Sounds like politicians.


BigV  Thursday Jun 13 05:22 PM

except for the dying part.



SPUCK  Sunday Jun 16 05:55 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by BigV View Post
except for the dying part.
Yes. Unfortunate that.


BigV  Friday Jun 21 01:25 PM

I've never been to New South Wales (so far...), but I'm acquainted with our local varieties of slugs.

So cute! Smile for the camera! (I think that's a smile...??)
Attachment 44412

They come in different colors.
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And they come in other ways too.
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This is what they get when they do.
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BigV  Friday Jun 21 01:29 PM

By the way, they're not strictly terrestrial, but arboreal too. Check out this trapeze artiste and failed scout bus stowaway:
Attachment 44416

Attachment 44417



SPUCK  Saturday Jun 22 05:07 AM

Where's my salt shaker..



Sundae  Saturday Jun 22 06:10 AM

No.
Slimy things are not allowed to dangle. It is an aberration and must be destroyed.
Unless you are Sir David Attenborough and make slug-porn sound like M&S adverts.




CaliforniaMama  Sunday Jun 23 02:57 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by SPUCK View Post
Where's my salt shaker..



Griff  Sunday Jun 23 03:29 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by SPUCK View Post
Where's my salt shaker..
Its been a while, is it , lick the salt, slurp the snail, and toss down the tequila?


BigV  Sunday Jun 23 04:14 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Griff View Post
Its been a while, is it , lick the salt, slurp the snail, and toss down the tequila?
ah, no.

If you're gonna slurp them just like that, you're gonna want the tequila first, and lots of it. more than that, probably. They're pretty gross, and they... linger. Here's the remains of a trail left on the top of my pack. Ew.

Attachment 44424


BigV  Sunday Jun 23 04:18 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Sundae View Post
No.
Slimy things are not allowed to dangle. It is an aberration and must be destroyed.
Unless you are Sir David Attenborough and make slug-porn sound like M&S adverts.


Whoa.



CaliforniaMama  Monday Jun 24 01:56 PM

I know . . . fascinating, entrancing and gross all at the same time.

Quote:
Originally Posted by BigV View Post
Here's the remains of a trail left on the top of my pack. Ew.
I grew up in a damp area. We had lots of fog most of the year. Hence, we had bumper crops of snails and slugs.

I don't know how they did it, but the slugs came in our house in the night. They crawled all over the place. In the morning, we could see their trails, but no signs of the slugs themselves.

Every once in a while, though, I would get up in the night to go to the bathroom and step on one of those slimey buggers. Oh would I scream and yell until my mom came and washed off.

We never did figure out where they were getting in the house.


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