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Banana Slug Color Variation

I’m constantly amazed by the incredible variations in banana slugs’ colors and markings. Each slug is a visual masterpiece. Yellow. Spotted buff. Greenish-tan. Nearly black. Tan. Green and spots. Sienna. Soft yellow. Taupe.

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How Long Would it Take a Banana Slug to Finish a Marathon?

A marathon is 26 miles plus 365 yards Which is also 137,280 feet  +  1095 feet  =  138,375  feet (or 1,660,500 inches) A banana slug can travel  6.5 inches per minute How long will it take a slug to glide … Continue reading

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Visiting Slug

This little medium sized guy showed up on our porch Sunday evening.  We pride ourselves on being good hosts, so we offered him some lettuce. He politely looked at it but didn’t eat any. After hanging out for 14 hours, … Continue reading

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I Found My Pet Slug

After 6 months of living in a pot of ferns in the front yard, my pet slug disappeared last week.  I don’t know if it got too big for the pot or if the pot got too full of slug … Continue reading

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Heartbroken: Slug Still Missing

My pet slug went missing a week ago. After observing, photographing and feeding it for the past 6 months I became attached to the little critter. This is the first time it’s been gone this long, so I’m assuming it’s … Continue reading

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Slugfari

While my pet slug is MIA, I got my slug fix by taking an early morning “slugfari©” – a nature walk for the sole purpose of photographing slugs in the wild. This guy was on a large moss-covered log. This … Continue reading

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Out For the Season?

My pet slug wandered out onto the driveway yesterday. Directly into the path of my car. I’d never seen it that far away from the pot.  And never on that side of the house. I ran into the garage, grabbed … Continue reading

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Back to Four Tentacles

When my pet slug returned on September 25 after being gone for two days it looked a bit worse for wear. Its right tentacle was gone. How would my dear little mollusk survive with just one vision tentacle?  Talk about … Continue reading

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What? You’re Jealous of a Slug?

Our dog, Wumpie, is very smart. She can perform over 50 tricks. Her vocabulary tops 200 words. She’s pampered and arguably spoiled. Wumpie is fascinated with the slug pot. More accurately, she’s jealous of the slugs.  Just too much attention … Continue reading

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My Pet Slug Is Back And Injured

The day after the vicious tiger slug attack on my banana slug, it disappeared for two days. Yesterday, like a soldier returning from battle, it rolled back to the fern pot. I was so happy to see my slug again … Continue reading

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