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Subject: Creature from Italy
Location: Rome (Italy)
December 29, 2012 5:07 am
Hi bugman,
My sister found this creature on her balcony. Looks like a slug, but I have never seen one with this head. It looks like an alligator or a dragon.
Do you know what this is?
Thank you, as always, for your help!
Signature: Saverio

Slug

Hi Saverio,
You should have trusted your instincts.  This really is a Slug, and we are very curious how it got up to your sister’s balcony as they like to maintain contact with damp earth.  We love the Happy New Year greeting.

What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination
Location: Italy

2 Responses to Slug from Italy

  1. Susan J. Hewitt says:

    This poor slug looks to have died from severe desiccation. I am assuming that during a damp or rainy night it may have crawled out from soil in a plant pot or a planter, and then been stranded and become dried out during the following sunny day. What appear to be dragon’s nostrils are the retracted eyestalks. This may have been a Deroceras species, but it is hard to tell now.

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