Friday, May 20, 2011

Spotted Garden Slug Close-up

There are many spotted garden slugs around the Saint John area right now. This one was picked up in Saint John, NB on May 19, 2011 in a shaded area.

Interesting notes: a)Hole on right side of fatty area behind head would open up like a breathing hole and then close off again quickly. b)The eyes on the end of the antenas were noticable. c)This snail would move quickly with no observable means. The body did not slither like a snake and it does not appear to have legs...d)"Slugs and snails are not insects but mollusks; they are related to clams and oysters."

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