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Molluscs - Snails & Slugs Page 2

Image Taken on 11 Oct 2020 at 23:38    Image of day on 24 Nov 2020

At the same site we see here a 'normal' Fieldmouse (Wood Mouse) accompanied by a 'Yellow Slug'.
Only our second sighting ever of a Yellow slug, the first one a few weeks ago.

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Image Taken on 28 Jul 2008 at 00:05    Image of day on 13 Aug 2008

Fieldmouse (Wood Mouse) and Snail at the Camera 1 fruit stall.
Their visit were actually 9 minutes apart but we could not resist bringing them together.

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Image Taken on 14 May 2006 at 01:24    Image of day on 22 May 2006

Perhaps the fastest and the slowest. It certainly wasn't the snails that leapt up to break the beam.

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Image Taken on 28 Apr 2012 at 00:54    Image of day on 31 May 2012

We think this fieldmouse (wood mouse) is licking the slug for its tasty mucus.

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Image Taken on 09 Dec 2013 at 18:21    Image of day on 24 Jan 2014

Make up your own caption ...
We think fieldmice (wood mice) enjoy licking the (said to be sweet) mucus from slugs.

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Image Taken on 06 Aug 2006 at 03:25    Image of day on 19 Aug 2006

A fieldmouse (wood mouse) and slug make a pair of unlikely overnight snack companions (3:25 a.m. BST)

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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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