A Flesh-Eating Slug is a magical creature very similar to the common garden slug. The spittle of the Flesh-Eating Slug has a corrosive effect on both skin and plants.
It is a garden pest, Hagrid explained to Harry Potter that Flesh-Eating Slugs were ruining all of the school cabbages. The only known way to get rid of these slugs is by using a specific repellent that can be bought in Knockturn Alley.
The Flesh-Eating Slug is apparently a frightening creature, since a Hogwarts student was scared enough of them to turn a Boggart into one.
But in real life, a previously unknown species of meat-eating slug that sucks up earthworms like spaghetti has been discovered in Wales. The ghost slug (Selenochlamys ysbryda) first appeared in South Wales gardens in 2006, possibly after arriving as a stowaway in imported potted plants. The nocturnal predator is armed with blade-like teeth for slicing through animal flesh and can measure up to 5 inches (13 cm) long when stalking its prey.
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. No one knows whether the spooky creature presents a serious threat to Britain's earthworms or other native animals.
All the pictures on this blog and social networks belong to their respective authors and proper credits are given. Photos are used for illustrative and educational purposes only.
Todas las fotografías de este blog y redes sociales son propiedad de sus respectivos autores, se mencionan los respectivos créditos. Estas fotos son únicamente utilizadas con fines ilustrativos y educativos.
Sofia Martinez -Villalpando, BSc