You never gave us the actual URL of the image you are trying to download so we are leading you blindly. This script works for me.
my $local_image = './google.gif';
my $url = 'http://www.google.com/images/firefox/google.gif';
my $mech = WWW::Mechanize->new();
$mech->get( $url );
open (OUT, ">$local_image");
binmode OUT; # Windows only
print OUT $mech->content;
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