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Old 08-15-2008, 12:30 AM - Thread Starter
 
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okay, I know I haven't been around for a while, but I just had to share...

long story short:
DH & I were drinking out in the back yard one night, getting sloshed, and no lie, a slug the length of a brick slimed out under the seat...I had to slaughter it, it was fat with baby slugs on it's back. Well, a few days later, I was running the trash out and stepped on one. It was the grossest thing ever and took 2 whole days to scrub off my foot. Yuck! :Puke: So ever since then I have been on slug patrol at night. Friend & I found one just a few days ago, and I again had to slaughter it. Poor slimy little bastards. Why are they invading my yard? There aren't even any plants worth eating back there!

So, here it is, my death scene: http://picasaweb.google.com/hklinefe...llSlugsMustDie
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:Puke I usually have a very strong stomach...but that was BEYOND disgusting!!!
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:Puke I usually have a very strong stomach...but that was BEYOND disgusting!!!
I actually thought some of the photos were quite artistic. You know, in a sick twisted kinda way.
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Holy crap that was a big slug!

Have you sent the kids out at dusk with salt shakers? I'm so completely evil - I'd rather salt the darn things and watch them shrivel than attack with a hoe. At least so far. I fondly remember slug-hunting with Grandpa in my younger years.... Those were the days...

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While you're getting slushed, give some to the slugs!......... really...........

You can set up beer traps (they're not brand conscious either) to make it easier to collect.

My DD *really* hates slugs.
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H; You are so weird. But I love you anyway !

That is one monster slug. Blech. I stepped on one last summer and you are right, it takes forever to get the gross slime off your skin. I got it between my toes... ewwwwwww!

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LORD, that thing is HUGE!

Salt will shrivel them right up. Beer traps work, too, as a pp suggested.
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TG our slugs are not that big. They're about 1/2".

We haven't had too many this year, it was too hot. then we had some cooler weather & rain so they came out. Most of my plants that I run into them with are done though. Plus with the ants I've been battling in my house the slugs aren't as much of an annoyance this year provided they stay outside.

I love salting them though. It is poetic justice to watch them melt.
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next time your out in the yard drinking leave a pan of beer out. They will crawl in and die a quiet death with the beer.

This info comes by way of the local radio Organic Gardner's Program.

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We have a friend that gets them that big, blech!!!! When I find them I'll pick them up, wearing gloves, and toss them is soapy water. Mmmmmmm slug stew

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Well, the beer from what I hear only really works for the littler ones. That guy coulda slimed right out. That was a vinegar/water mixture to kill that bad mama!
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Oh my goodness, just the other day I went to pick some mint out of a container and curled up in there was a monster slug. At first glance, I thought it was a snake. that's just how big it was. My garden beds seem to attract them and I'm not sure why. Ugh, ugh, ugh!!

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That thing is a monster! I had NO idea slugs got that big!! And to think the tiny 1/4 inch ones on my tomatoes wig me out.

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Here in Germany the slugs are gigantic, but they're bright rust red!! One ate an eight inch pumpkin plant in one night. The WHOLE plant!
I understand your dislike of the nasty little things...but my kids LOVE 'em.

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