Thursday 23 August 2012

Holiday day 7: Dayglow Slugs

Day-glow slug.  Nikon D7000
15th August 2012

A favorite food of the Vendéen Panda are these day-glow slugs.  Unfortunately the slugs are toxic to the Pandas; when you find a half-eaten slug you know Pandas are about as they spit the slugs out pretty sharpish.

The slugs can travel at amazing speeds; up to 250 miles per hour at just a foot off the ground.   It does mean the Pandas have to be nimble if they are to catch a slug.

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