Large ping slugs If you thought that slugs were "disgusting" (for whatever reason) , you probably won't enjoy this news. Scientists and biologists in remote areas of the Australian continent have discover fluorescent giant mountain slugs. These things are literally over a foot long and five inches thick(bigger than most men -_-). Scientists believe these are left over organisms from a time before Australia became a desert. These new slugs are actually rather common. Scientists and observers claim these creatures frequent the mountainous region in the hundreds of thousands. Just imagine the horror of climbing up a local mountain , sliding off and falling into a pile of giant pink slugs.