Oregon is known for its rain. That's pretty well understood. The fact that the rain brings giant banana slugs is less well-known, which is a good thing (or else no one would visit). This one was in my mother's backyard this morning. I refused to put my hand anywhere near it - that's hers. And this guy wasn't nearly fully extended either. Ew. Double ew.
(So, this link doesn't have anything - really - to do with banana slugs. But I think it's pretty fun anyway.)