Slugging it Out
The banana slug is the largest North American slug and the second largest slug in the world. Fully grown banana slugs are six to eight inches long, but can be as big as ten inches. Banana slugs eat living and decaying vegetation, roots, bulbs, fruit, seeds, lichen, algae, fungi, animal droppings and sometimes carcasses.
"The sight of a courting pair of slugs majestically circling one another ... while they solemnly wave their oversized penises overhead puts the most improbably athletic couples of Pompeii and Khajuraho into a more appropriate and severely diminished perspective," C. David Rollo and William G. Wellington.