Slugs – a rant !!!!!

Posted on: June 15, 2012


I always try to respect our mini beast companions and never kill any of them unless it is by accident, we have huge spiders in our house because I have trained my husband and son not to kill them – we have cobwebs to match.  We guide woodlouse outside and coax flies and even wasps outside through open windows.  The creepy crawlies have Roald Dahl and ‘James and the Giant Peach’ to thank for that – you know what happened to James’s evil aunts Spiker and Sponge after they squashed Miss Spider’s relative with a broom handle.

The only creature that make my blood boil and my throat gag is the slimy, sloppy, thieving and house breaking slug!!!  We live in a very rural setting so there are millions of them who get really bold and cocky when the weather is wet and humid – so they are around in abundance at the moment.  I hate the way that they do the following antisocial acts:-

  1. Sneaking under the wash house door and feasting on cat food.
  2. Climbing up through the shower drain and doing celebratory laps on the ceiling.
  3. Finding any vents and looking you straight in the eye in the living room.
  4. Being slimy and leaving trails all over everything.
  5. For being very unpleasant to stand on when you stand on them in bare feet by accident.
  6. For not having any real purpose that I am aware of.

I am not saying that we are over run with slugs and that the house looks like some kind of jungle but why can’t they be more like their property owning cousins the snail, who can be as sneaky but curl up in their shells and park up silently like motor homes in a car park.  The temptation to pour salt over them is great but luckily for the slugs we have thrown out any runny salt because it is unhealthy.

Rant is over,

Thank you for listening.


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