My new pet

I was just too late to capture this slug when the Eschscholzia leaf was festooned like a little hat to its head. It was gobbled up quickly, as was a second leaf that I offered.


  • pansyfacepansyface PEAK DISTRICT DerbyshirePosts: 15,884
    And a little bit of readymade compost coming out of the other end.

    Ain’t nature wonderful?😊

    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
  • Ha yes @pansyface I noticed that too. Indeed the great recyclers ... I lose the occasional plants to slugs. By and large all is well, or perhaps my garden is slowly evolving to have slug-proof plants. I sprinkled some kale (kavolo nero) seeds this spring, and the slugs did have a habit of keeping on top of them without going for the ultimate mercy-kill. If I paid more attention I might be a bit more distraught at some of the other plants I lost. I wonder, does anything prey on this size of slug? Would a hedgehog go for it?
  • pansyfacepansyface PEAK DISTRICT DerbyshirePosts: 15,884
    I think a badger would. They seem to eat just about anything.😁
    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
  • What lovely pics Micearguers - as well as a new pet, you've obviously got a good eye for colour too - the dark brown and the contrasting yellow - wonderful :):)
  • Thanks @philippa smith2 :) I wish it was a bit more in focus, as for the colour combination it is all thanks to this very fashionable slug. It is a cheerful sight, it definitely made any thoughts of ill-wishes disappear! Next time I meet Sly slug I'll definitely offer it another of those orange poppy petals.
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