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  • wild edgeswild edges The north west of south east WalesPosts: 6,531
    The FSC guide says they're found in most habitats including gardens and allotments. The Spanish slug shouldn't have a contrasting fringe colour but they do sometimes hybridise so I don't know if that would change the look.
    Unlike the brain, the stomach warns you when it's empty.
  • FireFire LondonPosts: 10,896
    I was checking on ways to distinguish the two.
  • TheGreenManTheGreenMan Tyne and Wear Green Belt Posts: 812
    I’m sure it will be back. 

    If I meet it again I will ask it and also have a coin ready to help with the scale. 

    What’s the betting I dream of slugs tonight……
  • FireFire LondonPosts: 10,896
    sleep well.
  • TheGreenManTheGreenMan Tyne and Wear Green Belt Posts: 812
    Ok. Found another one. @wild edges

    This one is nowhere near as big and is a lot darker. 

    They seem to like the decking…..


  • wild edgeswild edges The north west of south east WalesPosts: 6,531
    Can you flip it over and get a photo of the underside? Spanish slugs are usually darker underneath but red slugs have a foot that is the same shade or lighter as the top. The Spanish slug should have a dark ring inside the breathing pore too which this one doesn't seem to have.
    Unlike the brain, the stomach warns you when it's empty.
  • TheGreenManTheGreenMan Tyne and Wear Green Belt Posts: 812
    This is gonna take a lot of deep breathing….. 
  • TheGreenManTheGreenMan Tyne and Wear Green Belt Posts: 812
    Here you go @wild edges


  • TheGreenManTheGreenMan Tyne and Wear Green Belt Posts: 812
    I found a VW too so squishing that made me feel a bit better about the monster slugs under my decking 
  • FireFire LondonPosts: 10,896
    The new sport of slug flipping! Well done that man.
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