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Uh-oh, looks like something's been slipping through the rift. Flesh-Eating Slug Found In Wales

Fortunately, the article (and the scientists giving their information) say they only eat earthworms with their "blade-like teeth" for slicing through flesh and can measure up to 5 inches (13 centimeters) long when stalking its prey"

"The so-called ghost slug ... first appeared in South Wales gardens in 2006, possibly after arriving as a stowaway in imported potted plants"

They are nocturnal, and it's white color and lack of eyes, suggests evolution in near or complete darkness. It's scientific name, Selenochlamys ysbryda; "ysbryd" is the Welsh word for "ghost."

"The slug's origins remain a mystery, but the study team speculates that it may be native to deep caves found in Georgia, Armenia, or Turkey."

Georgia, Armenia or Turkey?

Sure Ianto, sure.

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