June 5th 2011 5:20 pm
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Since the day had been slated fur goin' out to Howllister and no rains have yet arrived, we had time fur a nice long walk here in our Santa Cruz Mtns. Bein' an overcast day ma brought the camera along thinkin' there is nice light fur takin' pictures of a black labby girl, like me!
Furst we stopped at the wild azalea. This just survives all on its own on the side of the road. No one takes care of it or waters it or nuthin'. Every year it blooms so wonderfurly! Mother nature is the best gardener!
Then we saw a banana slug right there under the azalea! Ma asked me to put my paw by it so the pups can see sum perspective on this thing. They are pretty big fur slugs!
Hope we didn't gross anypup out! Ma was not exactly enchanted by this creature the furst time she saw one. She did not even know such a slug existed, so it was an unpleasant surprise. But she has grown to appreciate them over the years. We're not seein' them as much as we used to. They are our local university's mascot. Good thing they don't have a football team!
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Did you evfur get any rain today, Pepper? We didn't.
Who has a slug fur a mascot??!! BOL!!! Go Slugs!!!
No rain yet! But it's supposta be a here!
The UC Santa Cruz Banana Slugs! Ma went to UC Irvine and they were the AntEaters. They also had no football team.
Shudders...... in England the big black ones are HUGE sometimes.. 4-5 inches long. YUUUUKKKKKKKKKKK
They dont like gravel and............dissolve in salt.........
Sayin no more..... **Shudder**
Sorry, Flicka! Fizzy was disgusted too!
There are sum strange creatures in this world!
Sophie Claire takes a look at it. Gosh Pepper at least its yellow! Pssst, don't tell anyfur but I brought HD a birthday present in the house tonight and it was a nice freshly killed baby bird!
This makes me and growlmy happy that we don't live where there are such things to 'discover'! BOL!
Oh, Sophie Claire, I am sure you thought it was a swell present fur HD. Did he like it?
MrJack, better to see it on the infurnet than in real life!
BOL at UCSC and their banana slugs. Momma went to UCLA and I gotta say, a bruin is a better mascot than a slug.
whoa that thing is big...I would have probably picked it up...BOL
Ooooh...me wunners what that slug-beast taste like!!!
BOL, Whitley! I agrees with you!
Once I realized it was movin' (very slowly) I made a move fur it, Petey. But the ma told me to leave it be. So I did. I'm not that infurested in small, slow movin' creatures.
Ebby, I understands they secrete a very bitter tastin' slime when they is picked up! We heard the cooneys will wrap the slug in leaves then peal off the leaves, which removes the slime, to eat them. Must be one very hungry racoon!
Those slugs are gross, but the flowers are very pretty.
Thanks Caileigh! Guess the slug did disgust rather than intrigue most pups. Sorry about that!
Nasty things, slugs, and they will destroy pretty plants, eating holes in them-- Momma hates them... as kids her brother would pour a salt ring around one and then watch it try to escape.. but Momma's momma would just come out and step on it... they reallly chew up a garden!!!
Oh, steppin' onna banana slug, that's a gross thought! Funny thing is the dead ones turn brown just like an overripe banana!