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Thursday, 5 July 2012

Gastropod Gastronome

Yesterday evening (Wed) at 2040hrs I watched this brown slug feeding on the black ruptured one. Just wearing reading glasses I could see it's mouthparts moving up and down; pity I couldn't recapture it using the camera.
At 0840hrs today Thursday, there were two black slugs clearing up the last mouthful. Waste not, Want not.

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Brian Sumner . said...

Recently for the past year or so the black slug has been mainly replaced by snails in Queensbury gardens.
Going back a few years snails were not to be found but are increasing rapidly and can be found in large numbers, much to the dismay of bedding plants.

Steve Blacksmith said...

You're quite right. I used to love seeing proper big snails at Grandmas in Wales and on hols with parents in Scarborough - they were non-exsistent in Halifax. We just had those small transparent-shelled ones under stones.
Even after we had our kids I remember watching with interest snails coming out on a rainy evening in Plymouth while we waited for the ferry to France in 1980s.

Brian Sumner . said...

Thats right Steve, when we were kids we were amazed to see snails in the rockery gardens at Bridlington.