Spare a thought for the amorous slug

There are many ways of dealing with slugs and not all involve killing them horribly, writes Ros Drinkwater

19th June, 2010

I’ve been thinking about slugs. Would it surprise you to know that the slug courtship includes up to 90 minutes of mutual caresses?

In the grand scheme of things humankind has been around (causing death and destruction) for a mere blink of an eye. Slugs have been down and dirty for millennia and I reckon they’ll be around long after we’ve gone.

Slugs are the original eco warriors, they clean...

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