Another visitor... by peadar

Another visitor...

I came across another garden visitor today - this guy was around 10cm (4") and did give me a bit of a surprise as I was weeding a flower bed!

I have never seen one like this before, so I have consulted the online oracle and can tell you this is Limax Maximus, also known as the great grey slug or leopard slug (for obvious reasons). It is one of the largest slugs we have in the UK and apparently can grow to 20cm (8") - eeek!
They are good for the garden, aparntly they eat the eggs that the Spanish Brown Slug lays...keep them they are great
June 23rd, 2019  
A great capture of this monster! It is really interesting to see one so close up - can even see the eyes at the end of those stalks.
June 23rd, 2019  
Huge slimy thing, great capture though!
June 23rd, 2019  
He seems to be a match for your local Lucanus Cervus of a couple of days back ;).
June 23rd, 2019  
Yuk. I hate slugs! Interesting to see his markings though
June 23rd, 2019  
We have slugs a bit like this fellows here.. we call them Tiger slugs.. know when they have been around as they make a very big slimy trail..
June 23rd, 2019  
Kind of disgusting …thank you for sharing the zoological info with us!
June 23rd, 2019  
You took an excellent capture of this gigantic slug. 20cms?? Eek! That is a snake!!
June 23rd, 2019  
Very interesting, but I'm glad I've not seen any in the garden here!
June 23rd, 2019  
Great capture! Love how you captured the slime trail as well. Very interesting looking little creature!
June 23rd, 2019  
Nice capture; I definitely prefer a photo to meeting him in person. :)
June 24th, 2019  
Great close up, not a fan of them ; seen and stepped on too many at my student dorm 😣
June 24th, 2019  
Crikey 8 inches. Not keen on slugs but you have captured its good side I am sure
June 24th, 2019  
We have a pair of hedgehogs in our garden that keep the slug and snail population down.
June 24th, 2019  
I'm not so keen on the houseless ones. But it has a striking pattern.
June 24th, 2019  
Nice close up. I like the trail it leaves.
June 24th, 2019  
He looks like a tiger slug (perhaps ). Probably voracious too.
June 25th, 2019  
@fr1da Frida, I think they are called Tiger Slugs in some countries and/or are closely related.
June 25th, 2019  
great shot, but ick!
June 25th, 2019  
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