Tuesday, July 31, 2012

This is a slug

We went blueberry picking today at Mercer Slough Blueberry Farm today.  It was fun, Lucy met some nice kids, I got to see a few familiar moms that have been at some of the other events that we have gone to, and we got just over a pound of blueberries.  Yea I was super excited that we were going berry picking again.  I think berry picking is awesome.  I have never done it before we moved to Washington and I think it is the beezkneez.  And I bought some homemade strawberry syrup, but that is besides the point.

The point of this post is that we saw slugs.  They were everywhere.  I have never seen a slug before.  I have seen snails, I have held snails.  I have never seen nor held a slug.  I didn't hold a slug today either, gross, but I did look at them.

Why all of a sudden the interest in bugs?  Maybe because there just aren't enough fun ones in Vegas?  I dunno.  But what I do know, is that although these guys are horribly disgusting, they were pretty neat to see them everywhere.

An interesting side note:  When I was a freshman in high school I wrote a paper on the Banana Slug which is located in California.  I got an A on the paper and my biology teacher saved a copy of it to use as an example for future classes.  I wonder if he still has it...

Lucy didn't care about them and Dexter was to busy sucking his thumb to really pay attention to me, but wow.  SLUGS!

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