This is my Yuck of the year, a slug eating an earthworm! I dug them up yesterday & the worm managed to get away after I washed them for a photo session.
Personally I think the slug was being a bit greedy & yes I know they aren't insects but I couldn't find a Slug & Snail thread.
Hazel in the Gironde estuary, France
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In reply to Noisette:
Ah, Hazel, You really made me laugh with your comment "after I washed them for a photo session"--thanks ever so much! I hope you are feeling virtuous having rescued that earthworm, but I also hope you left it somewhere where a Blackbird or Robin could eat it--lol!
In reply to Russell T:
Russell T said:
Here is a colourful little bug I caught on some lavender stems yesterday. Looks like it's taken a bit of a bash on one side though. ID please?
By the way have you got a link to your micro lens Cin J, as I might give it a go.
Bang goes some bug-gers no claims discount.....
Sorry, been cooped up tooooo long, I'll grab my coat and go.
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