Banana Slugs

The giant Banana Slug, the second largest in the world (after the European Limax), has more than just its size and resemblance to a certain yellow fruit as a claim to fame. This is one of the unsung champions of the forest, for the banana slug only eats dead organic material which they then turn in to soil… It is the color which first attracts. Even those averse in general to slugs can find the banana variety compelling. As a member of the mollusc phylum they have soft bodies and no obvious shell. A single foot, the muscularity of which would shame a young Schwarzenegger, transports the slug, found on the western seaboard of the North America, from California all the way up to Alaska, via a system of rhythmic waves.” w/ photos

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