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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

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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