See a huge slug devour a flower

Matthew Chatfield
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The magic of YouTube once more draws The Ranger’s attention to an outsize invertebrate: This massive slug is from the Namaqualand region of South Africa. The contributor, Mike Cope, helpfully points out:

These slugs grow bigger than one’s hand. The flowers are about 1 inch (2.2 cm) long

Blimey – that’s a big slug. In case you’re wondering about the cuddly bunny fancy dress it appears to be wearing, you can probably work out the the cute pink ears are flowers in the background, but what you might not spot is that the big hole in it is not an eye but in fact the breathing-hole or pneumostome that can be seen on pulmonate slugs.

Matthew Chatfield

Uncooperative crusty. Unofficial Isle of Wight cultural ambassador. Conservation, countryside and the environment, with extra stuff about spiders.

3 thoughts on “See a huge slug devour a flower

  • 12th May, 2012 at 6:12 pm
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    Certainly cheaper, and it would run better…

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  • 12th May, 2012 at 6:12 pm
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    If that’s what global warming is going to bring to the UK I’m ordering a Prius NOW!!!

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