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  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 82,745

    Aaargh, we're expecting visitors from Bourne this weekend image I shall fumigate their car and put it through the car wash!

    We have the big bright orange ones here too Lizzie (Arion Ater - the same as the big black ones).  You're right, they don't damage much at all, and they eat the little grey slugs, so I let them be.  Late this summer they were fornicating all over my back lawn in the early mornings!

    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh

  • PalustrisPalustris Posts: 4,038

    After the nonsense about the Spanish slugs (and the article was about as scientifically stupid as one can get) I looked at the slugs which I often see on my early morning walks. I found at least a dozen longer than 6 inches and one which was 8 inches long. These were all the brown/black (same species by the way) ones. As said they are carnivorous. they eat other slugs. I think the British record is 16 inches long by the way, but not sure about that.

  • are boasting what a big slug you have?image

  • PalustrisPalustris Posts: 4,038

    Glad to say they were  down the Lane, not sure I would like to tread on one in the garden in the dark!

  • NoweedNoweed Posts: 5
    They don't look too big when they are dried up!!!!!
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