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I have just found this creature in the garden. It was climbing up the garage door. It is about four inches long and a brownish gingery colour.

Marjorie

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Surely it's a slug Marjories?

11 Aug, 2014

 

That's what I thought too,Waddy..

11 Aug, 2014

 

I agree a Slug. Probably Arion rufus. They curl up into a ball like this when they've been disturbed. It makes them more difficult to get picked by predators that way. They are actually the slugs that do least damage in our gardens. Eating mostly rotting vegetation, manure, fungii androtting dead creatures.

11 Aug, 2014

 

It's a slug :o)

11 Aug, 2014

 

The big ones aren't the baddies like the little ones.......used to see big black ones with frilly skirts, mostly snails these days

12 Aug, 2014

 

I have tons of these and they do chomp on the plants but not as bad as the little keeled slugs that don't get much bigger than 2-3 cm though.

They 'fly' quite well when encouraged by an over arm throw into the neighbouring fields.

12 Aug, 2014

 

Lol SBG! Are you sure they end up in the field?
Many years ago a neighbour of ours was gardening behind the wall which separated her garden from the road. As she came across a rather large slug, she picked it up on the edge of her trowel and without straightening up, flung it over the wall. Unfortunately just at that moment a pair of cyclist were passing and the 'flying' slug hit the nearest one on the cheek. He sketched to a halt, looked up then turned to his companion 'did you see that? a slug just his me' and he pointed to it laying on the road. 'where the h**l did it come from?' The companion suggested a bird must have dropped it, and with that, shaking his head the pair rode off. My friend had remained behind the wall all the time unseen, and to her disgrace, was shaking with suppressed laughter.

12 Aug, 2014

 

laughing out loud Waddy, so funny I can just picture it all :O) Found one on the edge of the wood the other day it was about four inches long - huge, even the chickens would not tackle it. lol definitely slug. :o(

12 Aug, 2014

 

4" long ... Ugh ... Remind me never to log on again while I'm having my sandwiches .... lol.

12 Aug, 2014

 

Oh so funny.....flying slugs 😁

12 Aug, 2014

 

lol :O) sorry Alan lol so funny :O) hope you were not eating a lettuce sandwich at the time. lol :O)

12 Aug, 2014

 

Now thats priceless, you have to laugh don't you, I'd have had a blue fit if one landed on me like that, don't see many here, guess my frog population sorts them out, however hubby had to go on the flat roof a couple of weeks back to sort the guttering out, suddeny yells "Quick Sue get that off my car" well I laughed my head off cos he'd spotted it on the roof and lobbed it over into the driveway, straight onto his freshly polished prize possession, talk about a panic, it was hilarious...

12 Aug, 2014

 

Sue, that's hilarious ... I bet the horrible slime they secrete took some getting off. Of course if the car was hot too, it would have made things even worse.

12 Aug, 2014

 

Alan it was huge and I don't pick them up, yuk!! I used a soft brush, flicked it off but no way was I cleaning the gunge off, he left the job he was doing and was down that ladder in a shot to wash his precious car off, I swear he thinks more of that car than anything else, its all ready and polished up for our trip to Yorkshire and thats before he put his things out for packing.
The language is terrible when the birds leave a gift, lol....

12 Aug, 2014

 

I bet, that 'stuff' can take the paint off!

12 Aug, 2014

 

The slug is still alive and well until tomorrow when it will end it's live in the garden rubbish collection.
I have grown quite fond of it much to my husband's disgust.
Marjorie

13 Aug, 2014

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