Sea bacon? Poisonous creature that looks like RAW MEAT washes up on Australian ...

Sea bacon? Poisonous red and white creature that looks like RAW MEAT washes up on an Australian beach The Spanish Dancer sea slug moves by contracting and undulating its body This makes the the poisonous sea creature appear like it's dancing Seen outside of the water, 'the creature might resemble a piece of raw bacon'

By Michael Havis For Mailonline

Published: 11:30 GMT, 7 January 2020 | Updated: 11:34 GMT, 7 January 2020

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It looks like something from the deli counter at the supermarket, but this bizarre discovery is actually a poisonous sea creature best known for its dancing. 

Stephanie Harrison, 29, encountered the seldom-seen critter on the banks of the Elliott River in Queensland, Australia, while enjoying the great outdoors. 

'I was camping and fishing with my husband when we spotted it,' said Stephanie, from Bundaberg.

'It was really flat with different shades of red and white all over it. It looked soft and slimy but we didn't touch it.' 

The red and white sea slug looks like something from the deli counter at the supermarket, but the bright colours serve as a warning to potential predators that it is poisonous

The red and white sea slug looks like something from the deli counter at the supermarket, but the bright colours serve as a warning to potential predators that it is poisonous

Seen outside of the water, 'the creature might resemble a piece of raw bacon', according to the local media in Bundaberg

Seen outside of the water, 'the creature might resemble a piece of raw bacon', according to the local media in Bundaberg

What she'd found was the mysterious Spanish dancer sea slug. 

When threatened, it swims away by contracting and undulating its body – a graceful movement that gives the creature its name. 

Seen outside of the water, 'the creature might resemble a piece of raw bacon', according to the local media in

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