Are these leopard slugs?

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I found these under an old planet pot not used for a few years. I want to know if they are leopard slugs or do I need to kill them now? image 

 

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  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 43,615

    Look like them to me http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Limax_maximus but I'm not an expert - anybody else?????????????????

    No-one knows if you've done your housework, but everyone knows if you've done your gardening !
  • I've done good lope image search and it looks like it but I wasn't suryoung certain young slugs look like this. 

  • *google image search 

  • * sure if certain. This site randomly changes correctly spelt words when I'm on my iPhone! 

  • SwissSueSwissSue Posts: 1,447

    Regardless of what type of slug it is, it will eat your plants, so kill it!

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 43,615

    According to this site (and several others) the Leopard Slug is the gardener's friend

    http://www.opalexplorenature.org/LeopardSlug 

    No-one knows if you've done your housework, but everyone knows if you've done your gardening !
  • I didn't realise any slugs were useful. Will have to look out for these

  • little-annlittle-ann Posts: 879

    interesting

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 43,615

    We have lots of the the orange version of the huge black ones http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red_slug  They get amorous on our lawn on damp mornings in the summer - we leave them alone as they also eat little slugs - they only vegetable matter when it is decaying.  We have no damage on our hostas or on our delphiniums image

    I'm still crossing my fingers tho' image

    No-one knows if you've done your housework, but everyone knows if you've done your gardening !
  • flowering roseflowering rose Posts: 1,632

    they are like the ones that came into the kitchen via a damp opening in the wall.They are very light with spots like a tiger and I don't know if they are good for the gardenbut are good for wildlife to eat,. but they certainly like dog food.Have to be careful as someone pointed out about some lung disease they care to dogs,don't know if that's true.image

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