Wednesday, 6 September 2017

The squat slug

This afternoon, I went outside to the back yard to do some weed clearing for my mother; I had promised some garden work to her during my stay. While clearing near a strawberry bush, I encountered an enormous slug.

Now, this slug wasn't enormous in length - in fact, it was shorter than many of the slugs I've seen around here and in Northamptonshire. No, this slug was wide. It was at least an inch thick and couldn't have been much more than two inches in length. Never before can I recall seeing a slug with such short length in proportion to its width.

As for what I did to the slug, I left it alone. I moved away from that area of the yard so that the slug would not be disturbed any further.

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