Monday, December 03, 2007

What's yellow, slow, and slimy all over?

After writing out my to-do list, I thought I'd post something a bit more fun. On Ed and my hike yesterday, we came upon this formidable beast:


Imagine our surprise, when we realized he wasn't alone! The challenge is this: name this frightening creature, and see how many of his brethren you can find in the photo below. There is more than one and less than 6. You should be able to enlarge it by clicking on it if you need some extra help :D

15 comments:

andyb said...

Not quite fair for me to be the one to answer first, since I live in your area, and am an alumni of the school you are currently attending. It's our beloved mascot, and part of the title of my blog - the mighty Banana Slug!

I like to refer to the UCSC mascot as the Fighting Banana Slugs: Watch out or we'll slime you!

I counted four of em. How long were they? I have seen some over 6 inches. And where were you hiking? One time my wife and I were hiking along the train tracks above the San Lorenzo River and saw an area that had to have at least 20 of 'em crawling around. They really come out during the winter rainy season.

Abbie said...

I was going to guess banana slug... and i found 3, but i never claimed to be good at where's waldo :)

Jessica Deline said...

hard to see in that picture but at least a couple :)

Backofpack said...

Oh yeah, the ever lovin' slug. Nothing worse than stepping on one when you are out on a run in the dark. It's a horrible feeling!

That's quite a list in the previous post - don't forget to breathe over the next few weeks!

Josh said...

It's two, there has got to be two. I enlarged it, zoomed in, and thats all I could come up with.

robtherunner said...

There must be 3!

rick said...

There is a ranger here who likes to kiss those Banana slugs in front of the kids, she loves them.

Donald said...

The mighty banana slug! Those are great pictures.

Bob Gentile said...

LOL I agree with Rob ...I see only 2 but figure there is 3 :-)

ok what do I win!! and don't say a banana slug pie :-(

Bob Gentile said...

ahhh crap NOW I see THREE....JOSH look in the far left corner :-)

chitt so now there might be four--haha

Josh said...

Darn, Now I see it. Thanks, Bob!

GandaMan said...

I'm going with 3 slugs.

andyb said...

It's three. One of the ones I thought I saw has now morphed into a leaf. Blast this getting old stuff, seems the eyes are startin to go...

Journey to a Centum said...

Crikey, She’s a real beaut! Just look at those antennas! It’s the pale yellow death slug indigenous to the coastal areas of California. It’s poised and ready to strike with its deadly slime.

Sensationally Red said...

I hear they taste pretty bad too. I had a pycho in-law put one in his mouth on a dare...truly horrid.