Monday, August 31, 2009
So, we saw a number of different creatures on our Vancouver Island excursion, from crayfish to whales. The only one we got to touch, however, was this fellow: the banana slug.
Walking through the Heritage Forest near Island Mike's place, Glory spied one alongside the trail. After zipping back to the house to get Fenya, we scoured the area and found two. Glory was thinking the second, larger slug might have been the original one we encountered, and it may well have been.
Nick, our caving guide, says that licking the banana slug can produce an interesting numbing sensation about the tongue and gums, but I was happy to take his word for it.