Q: Is this for real?
A: Yes. I was about to plant flowers in the pot of ferns on my front porch but found a slug in the way. For weeks I watched its behavior eventually becoming attached to the little creature.
Q: What kind of slug is it?
Q: Are banana slugs bugs or animals?
Q: Are you a biologist?
A: No. This blog contains my observations and anthropomorphic fantasies. Some of my observations differ from what scientists report. My slug stayed in the pot for months. Occasionally it left for a few days (during really hot weather), but it always came back to the pot. The babies developed in the pot and the slug remained with them (could be coincidence). Other slugs visited (perhaps for mating) and left, but my slug stayed. Although slugs are hermaphrodites I wonder if one gender can be a stronger tendency than another in each slug. My slug seemed more “female” than “male.” But, that’s just an opinion.
Q: Are slugs dirty?
A: My slug often left the pot to go potty. I observed this many times, which made me wonder if it was intentional.
Q: It’s just a slug, why do you call it a pet?
A: Because that’s what I consider it.