Who Has Been At The Bird Seed Again?

Large Red Slug Arion (Arion) rufus

I found this Large Red Slug (Arion (Arion) rufus) wallowing in the ground bird feeder this morning, and wallowing almost as if it did not have a care in the world. Later on when I took this image, it had finally slithered out the feeder, covered in seed. I am sure these eat more of the seed than the birds do.

September 2017, rear garden, Staffordshire, England.

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      1. Two nights ago one rotten beastie ate the first tiny leaf sprouting from a lemon seed I planted and left his silver trail! War is declared! 😬

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      2. You made me so laugh out loud here Jude with your declaration of war on the Slimy Kind πŸ™‚ Sound like you are gonna be digging lots of holes and pouring beer down them πŸ˜‰

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    1. Not the only one, too, for when I lifted the stone to move it to another site there was at least another half a dozen lurking under there, different species, but must have been coming out to feed in the middle of the night! πŸ™‚

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  1. Sorry. No “Like” for this one, although I suppose I could for interest value. But slugs are just so ugly and look so mean. Ugh. Didn’t know they were such greedy little robbers, too. I just can’t bring myself to give a Like to such a blob of slime and selfishness! πŸ™‚

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  2. Nice image of a creature I do find rather repulsive. But it proves that not everything in life is about beauty, but about how it is portrayed. It is an interesting image of a moment in time, evidence of a slug that’s been in among birdseed, and also the zoomed in detail of macro. I like it! I never knew red slugs had a hole at the side of their heads. Is this where they breathe?

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    1. Thank you very much, Jill πŸ™‚ I really appreciate that. Yes, you are right about the hole in the side of the slug, and it is called a pneumostome. It opens directly to a single lung. If you ever see one, watch closely and it will open and close.

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