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Absolutely enormous slug

I saw a slug on the pavement a couple of doors down from my house today that was so big that when I put it in my hand, it reached from where the palm joins the wrist, right up to the middle of my fingers.  It was the diameter of a banana!  I have never seen anything like it.  I am guessing that this is the dreaded Spanish Slug that I have read about that has invaded the UK and is wreaking havoc throughout the country - I can certainly see why!  God only knows how us organic gardeners are going to deal with these monsters...



  • Caz WCaz W Posts: 1,353

    Don't know what it was Lunarz, but I can't believe you put it on your handimage.

  • LunarzLunarz Posts: 93

    image me neither!

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  • You put in yor hnand?????????????

  • Lunarz ,

    Please could you add your nearest town ,thank you J

  • LunarzLunarz Posts: 93

    I'm always picking them up - putting them in the green bin or in the hedgehog bowls.  But this one was a bit too big even for me!  I was so tempted to tread on it, but I couldn't bring myself too so I just examined it and put it back down again ...

  • sotongeoffsotongeoff Posts: 9,802

    Banana slug


  • LunarzLunarz Posts: 93

    That's about it sotongeoff!  Apart from this one had a yellow tummy. Little buggers!  I hope I don't regret my kindness in not squashing him when I inevitably see him in my garden soon...  I am in Bourne in Lincolnshire Jill - I will try to find where to update it. 

  • sotongeoffsotongeoff Posts: 9,802

    Everbody- avoid Kesteven South-they have giant slugs as big as your handimage

  • Busy-LizzieBusy-Lizzie Posts: 23,790

    We have huge bright orange slugs, some bigger than that in Dordogne. In the Pyrenees there were huge black  and dark grey slugs 6" long. But it's the common little grey ones that do all the damage to hostas and in the veg garden.

    Dordogne and Norfolk. Clay in Dordogne, sandy in Norfolk.
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