Camera Shy (Photocentric)

Ran into this guy while biking. Almost literally ran into him. Banana slugs (which this is), are, besides the mascot of U.C. Santa Cruz, one of the largest "terrestrial slugs" known with the longest ones clocking in at just about a foot long. They're also fairly speedy at 6.5 inches per minute. All facts, by the way, taken from Wikipedia, and not know off the top of my head. Except for the U.C. Santa Cruz bit of info.

In elementary school we went to science camp in the Marin Headlands (north of San Francisco) and one of things we were given the opportunity of doing was to kiss a banana slug. I think I passed on that opportunity. Ah, Science Camp... so many memories. Most of them are even good ones! :)

As you can see, he/she (they're hermaphrodites) got camera shy just as I was taking the shot. But I suppose that's to be expected when he was originally going to be run over!

Camera Shy


  1. Really like the photo. I remember Science Camp too...interesting time. :-)


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