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10 cm slug just slip-sliding along in Ontario

After Lisa Bendall and her daughter spotted some unusually coloured slugs while walking to school one day, they launched an investigation that has the world of amateur and professional malacologists (that’s slug- and snail-watchers to you and me) scratching their heads.

“We were in awe,” says Bendall, a freelance writer, of the pumpkin-coloured things, which are 10 centimetres [about 4 inches] long when extended.

More at  10 cm Etobicoke slug a big, slimy mystery – thestar.com.


November 19, 2009 Posted by | animals | , , | Comments Off on 10 cm slug just slip-sliding along in Ontario

Slip Sliding Along

A nine-year-old Cheshire schoolgirl has broken the world record for having the most snails on her face at once. Tiana Walton allowed 25 of the slimy creatures to cover her eyes, nose and mouth – beating the previous record of 15 held by Australian Liam Kenny.

Before her record breaking attempt, now in the Guinness Book of World Records, Tiana’s previous personal best was just nine.

She had just one minute to put the snails on her face and then had to tip her head forward for 10 seconds. Any snails that fell off during that period were not counted.

Via snail trail

October 17, 2008 Posted by | People, Strange | , | Comments Off on Slip Sliding Along