Slugs, as in Mollusk

Procrastinate is my middle name. This time it involved piling rocks back up that I didn’t use in a garden project. I finally got around to it this afternoon. I hadn’t moved many when I picked up a larger lumpy one. And there on the bottom were …

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slugs! Nice sliiimy slugs. Ugh.

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There were 15 in all in the depressions on the underside of the rock.

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 This one didn’t like my attention and slowly went the other direction. I couldn’t believe how long it ended up being. I didn’t even want to know what was stuck on its back or what the green slimy “piles” were. The “compressed” slugs were about an inch long.  Did I say, “Ugh.”

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A snail was considerate enough to be in one of the depressions for comparison purposes.  A slug is more or less a snail without a shell. Some slugs have an internal mantle in their back, which these do. Both are a mollusk and both are mainly nocturnal.


I’ve never been inclined to try escargots, and I’m for sure not about to now.


12 responses to this post.

  1. Fascinating, but a little disgusting. Good photos, though.


  2. Posted by my secret love for you on December 7, 2012 at 8:40 am

    good pictures, so do you know what is the purpose of a slug ?


  3. Posted by annerose on December 7, 2012 at 10:35 am

    They are sort of cute….


  4. Good pictures. I do not like those slimy things at all. I have heard they make pretty good fish bait. I don’t know of sure if that is a fact or not.


  5. Ugh. Creepy, good pictures!


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