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Heartbroken: Slug Still Missing

My pet slug went missing a week ago. After observing, photographing and feeding it for the past 6 months I became attached to the little critter. This is the first time it’s been gone this long, so I’m assuming it’s … Continue reading

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Ten Ways Banana Slugs Are Like Dogs

They love to eat. They don’t come when you call. They eat food out of your hands. They poop in the dirt. They wreck your plants. They nap a lot. They don’t like cats. They come in many sizes and … Continue reading

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Back to Four Tentacles

When my pet slug returned on September 25 after being gone for two days it looked a bit worse for wear. Its right tentacle was gone. How would my dear little mollusk survive with just one vision tentacle?  Talk about … Continue reading

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My Pet Slug Is Back And Injured

The day after the vicious tiger slug attack on my banana slug, it disappeared for two days. Yesterday, like a soldier returning from battle, it rolled back to the fern pot. I was so happy to see my slug again … Continue reading

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Ugly and Vicious Slug Attack

On September 22, 2011 while filming slugs getting into a toy VW Bug, I witnessed a violent slug fight.   The footage that preceded the attack.   The aggressor is not a native slug. Since this vicious attack, my pet … Continue reading

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My Pet Guard Slug

One morning I stepped out to pick up the paper and nearly tripped slipped.  When I was a kid, TV cartoons taught me to watch out for banana peals but no one ever mentioned banana slug danger. I mean how … Continue reading

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Surprise! You’re a Mother or Father or?

July 2011 After dinner, on a delightful July evening, I strolled out the front door to check on my little mollusk. I dropped some lettuce into the slug-less fern pot. Hmmm…wonder where it’s gone to now. I scanned the vicinity … Continue reading

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Slug Training for Dummies

After a few weeks of dropping lettuce into the slug pot every day, I wondered if it would eat out of my hands. And if so,  I could train it to do tricks. I said, “Sit!”  It did nothing. I … Continue reading

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Ding Dong…Slug Calling

June 2011* I tossed and turned last night mulling over how to catch you up on the amazing goings on in the slug pot. (It’s been nearly five months since discovering my pet slug.) So many things have happened since … Continue reading

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Slugs in the Paper Not Just On it.

May 2011* The newspaper had been running a series of articles about slugs in the Home and Gardens Section — mainly about how to get rid of them. How to kill them. Our home backs onto a natural area that … Continue reading

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