But they don’t all get eaten.

One would think that all snails would be in danger of being eaten if they venture on to the nest.

Last April, after a strong rain there were at least three slugs like this one roaming about on the nest.

A few ants roamed around, but not as many as when the mound is dry.


About the roused bear

Nature photographer from central Iowa.
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4 Responses to But they don’t all get eaten.

  1. Hi Harlan,

    I have a question about slugs. I don’t know anything about them, and there don’t seem to be many online resources. Do you have any suggestions about places I could look to find identification tools or photos of different species?

    Here’s a slug I found this morning on our land is western Wisconsin:

    It’s bigger than any slug I’ve seen before – about 2.5 inches long. I’d like to know more about it, and maybe learn about the other, smaller ones I see more often.


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