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The Age reports that the giant carnivorous snail was discovered in New Zealand bushland by a group of hikers at the Kahurangi National Park, located at the tip of the South Island. It's only the second recorded discovery in history.

Usually these snails possess a characteristic golden brown-spiralled shell and a deep black coloured body. And don't worry about them mauling you; they prefer chomping on earthworms and slugs.