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Flesh-Eating Slug Invades Wales

What is the Ghost Slug?
by the Museum of Wales

“Unlike most slugs, the Ghost Slug is carnivorous, killing earthworms at night with powerful, blade-like teeth, sucking them in like spaghetti. It is also unusual in having no eyes (it is probably blind) and is almost completely white. It spends most of its time underground, squeezing its flexible body into cracks or tunnels to get at earthworms, which it detects by smell or taste.”

Yup, you read that last part right. After the story of the slug infestation wreaking havoc on the UK’s gardens this year, things are getting worse for the Brits. Scientists recently discovered a new species of slug on the Welsh countryside, one that has a taste for flesh!

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Some ghost slugs can grow up to five feet long!****

Much more terror below the fold…

Scientists are speculating that the unknown slugs may be native to deep caves in the Caucuses, presumably because that would make them even creepier.

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They have teeth….TEETH!

So far, no evidence has emerged that would indicate that the slugs have a taste for human flesh, but it clearly is just a matter of time.

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Download Your Own Guide to Identifying Ghost Slugs Here

****Note: By “feet” we mean, “inches.”

Comments

  1. #1 Zach Miller
    July 21, 2008

    I sense a horrible B-movie!

  2. #2 Ian Tindale
    July 21, 2008

    “…having no eyes (it is probably blind)” – An utterly brilliant deduction if a trifle cautious and tentative, I’d say.

  3. #3 jj
    July 21, 2008

    “****Note: By ‘feet’ we mean, ‘inches.’ ”

    I was a little skeptical of 5 foot slugs…. The 5 foot variety is defiantly a man eater, though.

  4. #4 blf
    July 21, 2008

    Finally! Something to bring the kamikaze sheep under control…

  5. #5 ym
    July 21, 2008

    If it had polka dots, it might make a cute beanbag toy. It would need eyes, though.

  6. #6 ColinB
    July 21, 2008

    They use carnivorous snails to keep control of the kamikaze sheep in New Zealand…

    http://www.doc.govt.nz/templates/podcover.aspx?id=33189
    :-)

  7. #7 eric
    July 22, 2008

    Now that is a purdy radula!

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