A strawberry banana slug!

pink slug picture

All the banana slug fans at UC-Santa Cruz may blush with envy when they see their newest known relative. This species was recently discovered on an Australian mountain. The slugs make their home among red Eucalyptus leaves on the ground, which might explain their vivid coloring. The bright pink that makes them stand out among their yellow-toned banana slug brothers, might actually be a form of camouflage in their environment.

The slugs can grow to be 8 inches long!

Read more about it on the National Geographic website.

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