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Banana Slugs Little and Large - Sightings in the Forest of Big Basin State Park

Text by J. Zimmerman, Ph.D.
All photos (c) Scott Peden, Photographer and Docent at Big Basin State Park
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Some of the smallest and largest banana slugs seen so far!

A little slug (1.2") seen in April:
little slug

Another little one. Compare its size to the club mosses!
little slug

A moderately large slug, about 6.9 inches long:
big slug

Books on Slugs

Field Guide to the Slug
Explore the Secret World of Slugs and Their Kin - In Forest, Fields, and Gardens from Southeast Alaska to California, by Western Society of Malacologists, David G. Gordon.

Banana Slug: A Close Look at a Giant Forest Slug of Western North America by Alice Bryant Harper, Daniel Harper (Photographer).

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