May 30, 2016
This is a photo of a juvenile Banana Slug. The photo was taken in the Alaska Rainforest near Ketchikan, Alaska.
Banana slugs live in temperate rainforests from northern California to Alaska. They aid decomposition on forest floors by dining on dead plants, fungi, leaves, mushrooms and even animal droppings. During especially dry weather, they estivate by retreating beneath moist debris and sealing themselves inside a mucus shell. They also can hibernate in very cold seasons. The world’s second largest slug species, they can grow up to 10 inches long. While they’re most commonly yellow, banana slugs also can be pink, brown, green or white.
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