Was having a sneaky pint the other night, when I noticed this fellow making his way across the slightly stereotypical beer barrel table in order to have a bit of a feast.
Now I'm no gardener, but I'd always assumed that slugs and salt don't really go together; indeed, sprinkle salt on a slug, and a rather nasty sounding process called "exosmosis" causes water to be leached out of the unsuspecting invertebrate and cause it to die a rather painful death.
So why this specimen was carrying out the slimily-trailed version of a trip to Dignitas by getting stuck into some salted peanuts. What was it up to? Life in a pub beer garden gotten too much for it? Lost all its life savings to a fake African slug Prince? Made redundant from the local lettuce eating business?
We shall never know.
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All it needs now is a pint of beer to fall in to.!ReplyDelete
That could very easily have been arranged!ReplyDelete
Well at least you didn't try to dissuade it! Death to all slugs I say.ReplyDelete
Oh I dunno, there's probably some squelchily important function they have in the ecosystemReplyDelete
They're fascinating, but not when they eat the plants! I thought salt did them in too!ReplyDelete