I've often wondered why snails are a delicacy, but the idea of eating slugs is gross. Why isn't the banana slug sliming along the moss in that picture just as delicious as a plate of escargot drenched in garlic butter and herbs?
Well, actually, that particular banana slug IS edible. There's a hint in this shot:
Don't feel bad for that little guy because of the stick coming out of his far end. It's there because that's the new Banana Slug Sucker from our friends at Archie McPhee. Banana flavored, of course, and guaranteed not to produce any more slime than you usually get when licking a lollipop. I haven't tried one myself yet, but somehow I feel entirely confident that it is more delicious than this:
If you hurry up and order, maybe you can even have one for Valentine's Day instead of boring non-mollusk-shaped chocolate.
Your friend on the ugly animal/confectionery news beat,
-Wombat (No Relation)
Sugar- and stick-free banana slugs by Flickr user Such a Groke