Slugs – I Hate Their Guts!

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I ate his guts

You’d think after HedgeWizard’s frankly horrific experience with a slug and his man-plums *shudder*, I’d be more wary of the little blighters. But ohhhh no. Not me. No. I have to go one better don’t I?

Things to remember when stacking bricks from one point of the garden to another:

1) Never look at the bricks as you slap them together.
2) If you do, never be laughing at The News Quiz as you do.

If you fail to observe these simple rules, then it is entirely you own fault if a slug that was safely nestled in a nook or cranny is slapped between to bricks at high speed and explodes upwards into your face, hair, eyes and mouth. Oh yes. And don’t expect any sympathy from erindoors either. Oh no.

I really, REALLY hate slugs guts. Only in this case, I ate his. I feel dirty.



  1. Nez said,

    October 20, 2007 at 8:29 pm

    You absolutely have my sympathy!!! I can’t stand the slimey little gits. I do pick them up with gloves on and even that makes me want to heave. The thought of having bits of slug in your mouth is just…. well….

  2. Den said,

    October 20, 2007 at 8:57 pm

    Not sure which is worse… flying slug entrails or ‘finding’ cat poo with the Flymo…

  3. Nez said,

    October 21, 2007 at 10:41 am

    Or ‘finding’ cat poo in your flower beds when you’re weeding. That’s always extremely pleasant. The smell is truly delightful.

  4. bug_girl said,

    October 21, 2007 at 1:19 pm

    Oh dear. Thanks for the warning.

  5. hedgewizard said,

    October 26, 2007 at 10:17 pm

    Omigod, and you were warned as well! Evil little bastards. I actually find that habitat is the single most important factor – cutting down on clutter and ground cover makes more difference than slug pellets and a horde of chickens.

  6. Karen said,

    November 2, 2007 at 11:37 pm

    Wow, I’m going to go with slugs in the mouth being somewhat worse than slugs on your ‘man plums’. Man plums, truly a wonderful euphemism!

  7. El Gordo said,

    November 7, 2007 at 3:59 pm

    Here’s another euphemism for you: pink gooseberries.

  8. vegmonkey said,

    November 11, 2007 at 5:39 pm

    Hiya, new to your blog and really like it. I know exactly how you feel about the slugs. I tend to spear them with a sharp knife and place them in the compost bin, as they are then eaten by other slugs. On the cat front i have just bought one of those sonic cat repeller whatsits, and so far it is working well!

  9. November 15, 2007 at 10:11 am

    Still there? Still alive? Or eaten by giant, man-harrassing slugs?

  10. November 23, 2007 at 12:19 pm

    Burro, we miss you. There’s a hole in our lives that you fill in a gritty kind of way. Please come back to us.

  11. Jac said,

    December 20, 2007 at 9:18 pm

    Burro, you okay? Hibernating? Second-Life-ing?
    The slug incident – truly yuk and eewww – more than HW – I do sympathise!

    ‘See’ you soon matey.

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