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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.