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Old 08-02-2017, 07:24 AM   #1
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I spotted this the other day while walking my paths in the morning.

A slug hanging from (what I later found out is a) mucus thread. I thought it was worth sharing.

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Old 08-02-2017, 08:26 AM   #2
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I have never seen that. Amazing what you can learn from a walk in the garden.
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I have never seen that. Amazing what you can learn from a walk in the garden.
Exactly!

I want to say that I've never seen it before either, but, I vaguely remember encountering it once before, then forgetting all about it until I saw it this year. I really can't be sure.

I am thrilled to have all of these experiences. I'm starting to see cycles in what shows up each time of the year.
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Cool Another first for me. Thank you!
I've been finding them grazing along the ground where I toss left overs. Seems they like to lick up the goods TOO!
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Cool Another first for me. Thank you!
I've been finding them grazing along the ground where I toss left overs. Seems they like to lick up the goods TOO!
You're welcome.

Have you seen this in real life?
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YES! When I drop off leftovers in the woods edge for the critters I sometimes rub my greasy fruity whatever leftover scrap ridden hands upon a nearby tree before heading back to the cottage. Later in the day or the next time I run something out, the slugs are already there cleaning up after me. I never knew they liked little goodies like that.

I run all the organics out to the woods while at camp.Less to haul home nothing fermenting in the pail during the warmer months... Next day I clean up what they haven't eaten...Mostly onion skins. Funniest thing I witnessed this year was a red squirrel tugging and pulling resting tugging pulling. What the heck does he have? Up went the binoculars and here he has half a mango skin trailing behind him. Soooo to make things easier for his next haul. I went out and chopped the other half into bits for him. He sure loved that mango!
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YES! When I drop off leftovers in the woods edge for the critters I sometimes rub my greasy fruity whatever leftover scrap ridden hands upon a nearby tree before heading back to the cottage. Later in the day or the next time I run something out, the slugs are already there cleaning up after me. I never knew they liked little goodies like that.

I run all the organics out to the woods while at camp.Less to haul home nothing fermenting in the pail during the warmer months... Next day I clean up what they haven't eaten...Mostly onion skins. Funniest thing I witnessed this year was a red squirrel tugging and pulling resting tugging pulling. What the heck does he have? Up went the binoculars and here he has half a mango skin trailing behind him. Soooo to make things easier for his next haul. I went out and chopped the other half into bits for him. He sure loved that mango!
Cool experiences.

Yes, who knew that the slugs not only would eat that, but also looked for/found it.

Cute squirrel encounter. Sweet of you to make it easier on him.
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Wow! I've never seen a slug hanging like that. Who knew?
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Wow! I've never seen a slug hanging like that. Who knew?
Funny that is exactly what I said when I posted this to Facebook: "Who knew?"
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