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Killer Slug


The Killer Slug (iuguolo slug), commonly known as Man-eater, is a newly discovered invertebrate first realized in the Amazon in December of 2011. This creature is ten feet long by five feet wide, with a body similar to that of a common slug. The Killer Slug is coated in a dense, thick layer of fur that covers its entire body. It has two eyes that cover the majority of its massive head, each six centimeters in diameter and the color of a murky pond. The Killer Slug has the ability to see in every direction, including behind its own self. This invertebrate has no visible nose or mouth. It moves by means of teleportation, and is the first of any living entity that is known to move in this way.


Killer Slugs live at the bottom of the Amazon River, and have yet to be witnessed anywhere else in the world. They are nocturnal beings who feed on mammals, and only emerge from the water when ready to eat. Killer Slugs feed by overtaking their prey while they sleep. One touch from this invertebrate paralyzes the body which allows it to eat slowly. The creature absorbs nutrients through the skin on its bottom side which has the ability to dissolve its prey in its entirety. As of yet, the Killer Slug has no known predators.

Only three of these slugs have been discovered and studied, and their mating rituals are still unknown. However, researchers have discovered that these invertebrates are not social. No two Killer Slugs have ever been witnessed interacting on land, but scientists are unsure of what interactions may happen under water.


Researchers still have much work to do in order to fully understand this creature. Due to its ability to teleport, studying it can be very dangerous. Only four scientists worldwide have opted to go to the Amazon to study the Killer Slugs since its initial sighting, and one never returned.



Sumer Schoolcraft

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