(B)anana Slug by molizard

(B)anana Slug

A-Z challenge continues. California's official state mollusk. The banana slug is the 2nd largest slug in the world. It can weigh up to 1/4 pound. This one's nowhere near that large. The hole in it's right side is actually a lung(they only have one lung).I have fond memories of playing with these on camping trips as a kid. There is a hiking trail not too far from where I live that has some large sized ones. I will occasionally hike that trail just to see these guys.
Amazing! Have never seen one before, can't believe they get so big!
October 19th, 2010  
I just look at your photos and am amazed at the quality of your shots. My point and shoot is like a toy camers.. Anyway, I just wanted to express my appreciation for the quality of your photography as well as your explanation of your shots.
October 19th, 2010  
Aren't these things amazing? I've only seen them on TV nature shows, of course, but they are stunning creatures. Fancy having a state mollusc!
October 19th, 2010  
These guys are cool. I've only seen a few up by Santa Cruz. Nice shot!
October 19th, 2010  
Huge. Nuce to see it from so close.
October 19th, 2010  
Not a fan of slugs, but this one is pretty cool. I love it's color, and the lung information is fascinating. I would think that it would make it quite vulnerable. Great photo.
October 19th, 2010  
You can even make a slug look good in your photos.
Excellent.
October 19th, 2010  
It's amazing thanks for sharing! Great shot of it too.
October 19th, 2010  
Fantastic! I Like the story that comes with the picture that, by the way, is perfect! Looks like custard or something.
October 19th, 2010  
now that's disgusting (but a great shot)
October 20th, 2010  
Whoa! That is so cool! Love your story.. and the picture!
October 20th, 2010  
This is S0o Cool !! great Picture !!
October 20th, 2010  
Eewww, cool & icky at the same time LOL Great shot!!
October 20th, 2010  
I love this shot, but slugs freak me out, lol.
October 20th, 2010  
Excellent detail.
October 23rd, 2010  
This is a beautiful ( if you can call a slug beautiful :-) close-up,fantastic detail. Im following you now,your subjects and project as a whole is outstanding!!
October 23rd, 2010  
what an interesting slug! 1/4 lb? wow!
October 24th, 2010  
I see where the name Banana slug comes from. nice capture
October 24th, 2010  
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