Fit for a witches brew, these slightly repulsive creatures were encountered during my walk through the bush and up Mt Wilson. Having said that, I couldn't help but admire the slug which is quite a pretty thing. The carpet snake's markings aren't as attractive as I've seen previously, but still, something of interest. The less said about the leeches the better. Ugggh!
Now that's a slug! The Red Triangle Slug (how do they think up these names?) is Australia's largest native land slug and is responsible for those squiggly lines you see on gum trees. This example was approximately 10cm long.
This carpet snake was quietly digesting whatever he's got in his tummy when I took this snapshot. Couldn't see his head which is somewhere to the left of the photo, and I wasn't going to ferret around to get a better shot. Maybe that's a ferret inside???
And lastly, the ghastly Australian land leech, one of millions no doubt, all lined up along the track stretching out their ugly 'necks' hoping to latch onto a passing leg. Looks like a skinny sock puppet doesn't it? This one was only about 4 cm stretched out.