Wednesday, May 19, 2010

I Like Slugs

I don't really enjoy handling them because the slime is very difficult to wash off. But I do enjoy watching them. The eye stalks explore independently like a chameleon. I wonder how or if the brain integrates the images, or does it even register what we would call images. They move slowly, always a lesson in patience. I must admit, I'm also fascinated by the revulsion they stir in many people. Why? They can't really attack! Finally, I'm always reminded of a fantastic video clip I saw of two slugs mating with an operatic love song playing in the background. This was part of a video called "Way Cool Creepy Crawlies," but I'm sure it can be found somewhere on the web. I'm going to sign off and look for it now. :)

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