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How the Banana Slug Got its Name

A banana slug doesn't get the joke as it checks out this banana peel at Big Basin State Park.
This banana slug doesn’t get the joke as it checks out this banana peel at Big Basin State Park.

Every once in awhile, I stumble across something that just makes me laugh. The sight of this banana slug posing on its namesake was no exception!

After seeing the yellow slug and banana peel together, it is no surprise to me how the banana slug got its name. For more on on the amusing life of banana slugs, read Slug Truth is Stranger than Fiction.

If you’ve seen anything funny under the redwoods? Please share!


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About Emily Burns

Emily joined Save the Redwoods League as the Director of Science in 2010 after studying redwood forest ecology for seven years.

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