|Big brown beauty, about 6 inches long.|
|I love the rich colours, and that elegant stripe down the head. On the far left is the breathing pore, the pneumostome. This one is so far open that I can see the inner cavity.|
|If you look closely, you can see the mite on the lower edge of his mantle. I think there was only one; it won't do him any damage.|
|A shy, "be nice to me" look in his eyes.|
He was so pretty, and yet so dangerous to my garden. What to do? I couldn't murder him in cold blood; I picked him up gently in a garden trowel and tossed him into the cedars on the far side of the lawn. I hope he finds good feasting there. Maybe he can keep the bindweed under control.