I was casually reading a Tofino tourist magazine when I first read about the banana slug.
I was used to thinking of slugs as slimy, dull-coloured things that are not the most popular creatures due to their habit of nibbling through plants and vegetables and leaving disgusting, gooey trails behind them.
However, I was fascinated by the idea of there being a slug that was bright yellow and resembled a banana.
Moreover, it was interesting that a slug was being celebrated and pinpointed as something to watch out for in Tofino, on the Pacific coast of Vancouver Island.
From then on, I was keeping an eye our for one all of the time and then finally it appeared and I was seeing a slug in a very different light.
The Pacific banana slug is the largest terrestrial slug in the world and has a particular fondness for eating mushrooms.
Have you ever seen a banana slug?