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Molluscs - Snails & Slugs Page 2

Image Taken on 17 Jun 2007 at 22:05    Image of day on 07 Jul 2007

The impression is of a who-gives-way confrontation. Probably a moment later the mouse walked over the slug.

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Image Taken on 14 Jun 2007 at 00:06    Image of day on 29 Jun 2007

Wet night brings out the slugs and mice.

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Image Taken on 20 Sep 2007 at 22:34    Image of day on 24 Oct 2007

Almost the hare and the tortoise. Many later images (snails don't rush!) show the snail survived the encounter unscathed.

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Image Taken on 07 Sep 2008 at 01:41    Image of day on 23 Sep 2008

Reminds us of the Olympic Steeplechase - with water splash and slug for a barrier.

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Image Taken on 12 Sep 2013 at 00:49    Image of day on 15 Nov 2013

Corn grain in paws, this fieldmouse (wood mouse) nibbles elegantly around midnight. Meanwhile 3 slugs radulate their way along in the wet after rain.

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Image Taken on 23 Aug 2011 at 21:30    Image of day on 13 Oct 2011

Fieldmice (Wood Mice) have been all over the place last & this week and a bit of rain (about 12mm = half inch) has brought out the slugs and snails as well.

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Image Taken on 02 Jan 2014 at 19:16    Image of day on 20 Feb 2014

Looks rather tasty even to us (the fruit, not the slug)!

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Image Taken on 06 Jan 2014 at 18:12    Image of day on 20 Feb 2014

Shall I lick you now, or later?

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Image Taken on 10 Sep 2018 at 01:40    Image of day on 03 Nov 2018

A Fieldmouse (Wood Mouse) holding a corn grain in it's paws, along with the Leopard slug below it. The Leopard slug to the right is from 3 days earlier (also with a less interesting mouse in the same place as this one so not shown) and was bigger and differently marked to the later individual.

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Image Taken on 15 Sep 2013 at 20:56    Image of day on 18 Nov 2013

Another Leopard slug gets licked for it's sweet slime?

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Image Taken on 10 Jun 2012 at 00:37    Image of day on 21 Jul 2012

Leopard Slug mucus for the Fieldmouse (Wood Mouse) to lick!

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Image Taken on 11 Aug 2010 at 21:41    Image of day on 21 Sep 2010

"What are you?"
A young mouse possibly having its first encounter with a leopard slug.

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Image Taken on 29 Jul 2009 at 21:48    Image of day on 07 Sep 2009

Oh dear - more mice nuzzling snails - this time a very young mouse we have often seen photographed on this log in the surrounding few days.

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Image Taken on 27 Aug 2008 at 22:41    Image of day on 16 Sep 2008

Note the ant on the piece of apple. Sets the scale nicely.

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Image Taken on 03 Nov 2010 at 01:49    Image of day on 31 Dec 2010

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Image Taken on 02 Nov 2010 at 03:27    Image of day on 31 Dec 2010

The Leopard slug obstacle course for mice ...

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Image Taken on 24 Oct 2013 at 23:50    Image of day on 18 Dec 2013

Did the Leopard slug make a sudden move that startled the fieldmouse (wood mouse)? We think NOT.

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Image of day on 23 Oct 2005

Just a rather typical collection of visitors. The slug is the shiny brown thing on the log.

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Image Taken on 01 May 2012 at 23:48    Image of day on 02 Jun 2012

Another opportunity for a lick? Fieldmice (Wood Mice) seem to find the mucus on slugs tasty!

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Image Taken on 03 Sep 2007 at 23:34    Image of day on 04 Oct 2007

All the peanut grits have gone, and we can't rid ourselves of the feeling that the mouse is wondering whether to eat the piece on the slug.

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