This is something you would expect to find on the Planet Earth DVD . . . . a floating Slug! While bird banding a few weeks ago . . . . Jennifer found this floating slug and was bummed that she didn’t have her camera with her! Lucky, I had my point and shoot on me but this wasn’t an easy thing to photograph!! Here was this slug dangling on some slime/silk from a tree (which you can kind of see in the photo)!!! Isn’t our world amazing???
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My goodness. I had to surpress my “ick” reaction since I am really not wild about slugs.
9 August 2008 at 7:17 pm
Macro is so nice – this are good ones!
9 August 2008 at 7:23 pm
This is *very* cool, Tom!!!
9 August 2008 at 7:32 pm
To think you could be walking along, minding your own business and get slugged.
9 August 2008 at 7:38 pm
YAY you blogged!!! Did you blog because I wasn’t online to help you today!
PS: My mom still wants to see some pictures on the backpacking trip, my dad and I keep telling her that neither you or me took many, but she still wants to see them! Maybe a Wordless Wed. with the video of “The fun part” of the backpacking trip. That would be a good one and would be short and easy!
9 August 2008 at 8:07 pm
Wow, very interesting. Makes good bird bait?
9 August 2008 at 10:34 pm
Ewww….ewww…ewww, now the darned things are playing Tarzan! And here I thought putting my marigolds up on the table would keep them safe. lol Great photos!
10 August 2008 at 6:18 am
Now, that’s talent, hey? ;c) Cool slug shot.
10 August 2008 at 8:02 am
In best David Attenborough impression: “This is the hanging slug which only resides in Allegeny Park. What a fascinating creature.”
10 August 2008 at 9:01 am
Wow! The slug might have been trying to get food.
10 August 2008 at 9:30 am
What a neat find! Dakota is out playing tag with the neighbors, so I have to find him and show him this!
10 August 2008 at 3:17 pm
Okay – that’s a new one for me. Never seen a rappelling slug before!
11 August 2008 at 10:35 am
Cool… but I wouldn’t want to walk into it without seeing it!!
11 August 2008 at 11:51 am
Oh yeah… I remember nearly walking into this little guy… Awesome!
11 August 2008 at 7:54 pm
Gross but fascinating at the same time!
11 August 2008 at 8:53 pm
That is very interesting, but I sure wouldn’t want to run into that hiking out in the woods. Yuck, almost as bad as a spider.
Excellent to look at though.
11 August 2008 at 9:47 pm
12 August 2008 at 8:48 am
It would surprise me while hiking.
Always good tohave a camera in the pocket just in case…
13 August 2008 at 5:02 pm
Interesting & yet gross (just a little.) I’m glad no one walked face first into it! *L* Great photos.
13 August 2008 at 6:24 pm
But great shot.
13 August 2008 at 7:03 pm
I’m relieved to see you still have me on your blogroll. I haven’t been reading blogs much this summer. You seem to be enjoying yours!
Love the slug (really, I do). We don’t see many in dry NC. Love the hawk eyes. I miss it here.
13 August 2008 at 7:14 pm
I hear that slugs will use strings of mucus for copulation….they make their own sex slings>>>>>
13 August 2008 at 11:59 pm
Wow–I’ve never seen a slug just floating like that–mostly they’re on my strawberries. Neat photo.
14 August 2008 at 10:45 am
Cool! I didn’t know they did this.
14 August 2008 at 2:50 pm
Annelid crossed with arachnid… 🙂
16 August 2008 at 6:04 am