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Floating Slug


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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25 responses

  1. My goodness. I had to surpress my “ick” reaction since I am really not wild about slugs.

    9 August 2008 at 7:17 pm

  2. Macro is so nice – this are good ones!

    9 August 2008 at 7:23 pm

  3. Pam

    This is *very* cool, Tom!!!

    9 August 2008 at 7:32 pm

  4. To think you could be walking along, minding your own business and get slugged.

    9 August 2008 at 7:38 pm

  5. 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

  6. Wow, very interesting. Makes good bird bait?

    9 August 2008 at 10:34 pm

  7. 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

  8. Now, that’s talent, hey? ;c) Cool slug shot.

    10 August 2008 at 8:02 am

  9. 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

  10. Wow! The slug might have been trying to get food.

    10 August 2008 at 9:30 am

  11. 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

  12. Okay – that’s a new one for me. Never seen a rappelling slug before!

    11 August 2008 at 10:35 am

  13. Sherri Friesman

    Cool… but I wouldn’t want to walk into it without seeing it!!

    11 August 2008 at 11:51 am

  14. Oh yeah… I remember nearly walking into this little guy… Awesome!

    11 August 2008 at 7:54 pm

  15. Gross but fascinating at the same time!

    11 August 2008 at 8:53 pm

  16. 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

  17. Marg


    12 August 2008 at 8:48 am

  18. Yikes!!
    It would surprise me while hiking.
    Always good tohave a camera in the pocket just in case…

    13 August 2008 at 5:02 pm

  19. 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

  20. Um. EW.

    But great shot.

    13 August 2008 at 7:03 pm

  21. Tom,

    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.

    Mary :o)

    13 August 2008 at 7:14 pm

  22. I hear that slugs will use strings of mucus for copulation….they make their own sex slings>>>>>

    13 August 2008 at 11:59 pm

  23. 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

  24. Cool! I didn’t know they did this.

    14 August 2008 at 2:50 pm

  25. coolwaterworks

    Annelid crossed with arachnid… 🙂

    16 August 2008 at 6:04 am

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