Big excitement!!! You will never guess what happened yesterday!!
I saw a banana slug (I told you you wouldn’t guess.)
Why is a banana slug exciting? Well, because we were on a steam train cruising through the redwood forest outside of Santa Cruz, and the conductor told us to be on the lookout because banana slugs like to cruise around in redwood forests, so I was hoping to see a little palish-yellow blob on the forest floor. I had actually stopped looking when I saw IT (really, it was hard to miss as it was crawling up a tree (at least I think it was going up…hard to tell with slugs) and it was freakin’ ginormous (for a slug), so there was no point in all the prior eye strain). I all but screamed at Hamburger “Oh my god, LOOK AT THE BANANA SLUG!”
Unfortunately, the train was moving and my cell phone was in my pocket, so I don’t have photographic evidence, but I swear the thing was easily 8 inches long, bright yellow, and looked just like this:
Isn’t he cute?
Okay, then you probably don’t want your child applying for college at UC Santa Cruz:
Yep, their mascot really is a banana slug. And he reads Plato…smart cookie, that slug.