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Extraterrestrial life is real---I HAVE SEEN THEM!

     It seems like all around the world there are places with no "authentic" claim to fame, that attempt to "create" fame. 

     For example, take the Roswell UFO Incident in Roswell, New Mexico in 1947 (Interesting---same year I was born---coincidence?  That may "explain" a few things.)  Or, consider the Loch Ness Monster in Scotland.  Or, closer to home, Big Foot.  It seems like we all want to believe the "unbelievable" and yet will sometimes refuse to believe things that are "factual."  For example there is a known "entity" that lives in the North West that is very widespread in its range, and is not in the least bit afraid of humans---as it literally, goes wherever it wants!  It has many of the attributes of a good UFO, or remnant of the Jurassic Period, with its tentacles and humongous tail, and yet has not earned the notoriety of these more famous and mythic monsters.  It is relegated to an occasional appearance at the Pike Place Market or Archie McGhee's as a trinket, key chain or post card, but as of yet does not merit a gazillion websites, cult fan clubs, or movies---like the "mythic" monsters do. 

     There was once a rumor that Bellingham even wanted to name this creature their State Animal until someone let them in on the fact that Bellingham is actually considered to be part of the State of Washington.

     Those of you that are NOT from the North West (and Hope) may want to avert your eyes (or put on your sunglasses) or click on someone else's monster- blog, before scrolling down to see the picture of this formidable creature---that I was extremely lucky to document as I was leaving for an inspection the other morning.




















Charles Buell 

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Comment balloon 8 commentsCharles Buell • March 30 2008 09:41AM

Comments big was that thing?????  Yuck! I just had to scroll back up and take another peek - WOW
Posted by Leesa Finley, RED Properties - Raleigh NC Real Estate (RED Properties) almost 11 years ago
Hi Charlie,  The biggest slugs I have ever seen were in the Redwood forest in California.  They are really good for cleaning up leaves.
Posted by Leslie Bloss, Bellevue Real Estate Professional almost 11 years ago
WOW, that slug looks HUGE!.  Wait, let me guess, UMMMM, 6"+ long and 1.5"-2" wide.  Am I close?
Posted by David Holden, DRH Home Inspection Akron, Ohio Summit (DRH Home Inspection Akron, Ohio Summit County Home Inspector) almost 11 years ago

wow, nice slug. We had them in Kentucky and they were always leaving a trail on the sidewalks when they slithered across them. Putting beer into a small cup is a good way to kill them I've been told. The only slug that I am aware of in our parts is a hammerhead slug. They are very small and supper skinny with a hammer like head.

Sean Allen

Posted by Sean Allen, International Financing Solutions (International Financing Solutions ) almost 11 years ago

Leesa, how big is a trailor truck?sunsmile

Leslie, don't know about that version of them

David, can you say "Macro lense?"  Sorry, I just wanted to make it "look" big.  It was on my door mat and was about 2 inches long----just a "kid" in terms of how big they can get.  I have seen them that would make the picture "full scale"

Sean, taking "drowning in your beer" to a different level:)

Posted by Charles Buell, Seattle Home Inspector (Charles Buell Inspections Inc.) almost 11 years ago
Charles, Kinda reminds me from someone out of Men in Black. Wasn't this character name Scroochie? LOL
Posted by TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc., Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029 (Complete Home Inspections, Inc.) almost 11 years ago
I think that thing is a short rattle snake.  We have a few of the rattlers.
Posted by Barbara S. Duncan, GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR (RE/MAX Advantage) almost 11 years ago

Michael, don't you recongnize Tommy Lee?

Barbara---yes but instead of "rattling"---it "gurgles"

Posted by Charles Buell, Seattle Home Inspector (Charles Buell Inspections Inc.) almost 11 years ago