The farm is rather well-endowed with spiders, so I’ve been pretty attuned to suspended creatures lately.  This morning, though, I was taken by surprise when the creature hanging by a thread was a gastropod rather than an arachnid.

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I followed the thread (of slime?) up to the leaf from which it had launched.

Sheep riot-4I had no idea the world produced aerialist slugs, but the whole affair had an intentional feel to it.  A quick visit to the Oracle of Mountain View revealed that this is indeed a thing, with some slugs using the hanging tension to express their reproductive organs.  I think my fellow was just out for a solo joy ride, but he/she still upended my conception of earthbound slugs.