Banana Slug Love

Category: Nature

 

Photo and caption by John Hammond

Hiking on a trail in springthe Santa Cruz Mountains near Purisima Creek in northern California banana these slugs are found mating in the forest. They put down a layer of slime as they entwine. They are natural hermaphrodites and can mate as either man or woman. They sometimes chew off the penis to disconnect. They are about 6 to 8 inches long.

Location: Purisima Creek Redwoods, Santa Cruz Mountains, California

 

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