I think what you mean is a SLUG. Maybe you saw
them outside in the garden or the porch recently.
Now that the rainy season has arrived they are
sure to come out. A slug is nearly the same as a
snail -- except that snails carry coiled shells on
their backs, while slugs don't.Slugs and snails
belong to the mollusk Family and the gastropod
class. While the vast majority of gastropods live
in water, snails and slugs are the only mollusk
class found on land.Click on this web-site to see
a picture of a slug:
In the picture the two long
appendages on the head are tentacles, used to feel
the snail's environment (what you referred to as
antenna). Also, there are two stalked eyes
projecting forward and downward from below the
tentacles.Slugs can by found in many different
sizes shapes and colors There are at least 40
species of slugs in the US. Size Range is wide.
Common garden slugs are and inch long (this might
be the slug you saw). In the Northwest they have
banana slugs which are bright yellow, growing from
8 to 18inches! Slugs and snails move by propelling
themselves and sending wave after wave of small
contractions forward from the back of its foot
toward the front.For more slug photos click in the
photos of slugs
I hope I helped you
find your animal!
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