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post Jul 2 2012, 09:24 PM
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Wanted to share my present that I found while setting up my parytent in my backyard.
never seen anything so nasty in my yard like this.
anybody who knows the exact species ?



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post Jul 2 2012, 09:32 PM
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Awesome!

I believe that is a leopard slug, can get up to 8 inchs long and has one of the most amazingly gross mating sessions for a creature.

Too much discovery channel for me:


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post Jul 2 2012, 10:01 PM
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I've seen those things before and they scared the hell out of me !!


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post Jul 2 2012, 11:02 PM
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QUOTE (Ben Higgins @ Jul 2 2012, 10:01 PM) *
I've seen those things before and they scared the hell out of me !!

Well you know what to get then. A Duck they eat slugs. And like you said Ben DUCKS RULE. cool.gif

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post Jul 3 2012, 02:13 AM
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QUOTE (Azzaboi @ Jul 2 2012, 08:32 PM) *
Awesome!

I believe that is a leopard slug, can get up to 8 inchs long and has one of the most amazingly gross mating sessions for a creature.

Too much discovery channel for me:


Do you know about the mating habits of bed bugs ohmy.gif ohmy.gif ohmy.gif

Nothing is creepier than that!!! I learned from one of my favourite books ever!

http://www.amazon.com/Six-Legged-Sex-Eroti...s/dp/1555912923

It is indeed a Leopard Slug

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Limax_maximus


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post Jul 3 2012, 06:50 AM
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QUOTE (snackajacks @ Jul 2 2012, 08:24 PM) *
Wanted to share my present that I found while setting up my parytent in my backyard.
never seen anything so nasty in my yard like this.
anybody who knows the exact species ?


Man it's huge!!! I have never seen anything like that!!!!! So freaky!


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post Jul 3 2012, 07:36 AM
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I don't like slug because they like a lot our salad in the garden mad.gif
but i must say it is very interesting pic and the slug and its structure looks beautiful. smile.gif

We have them some years more and this year nearly none because the most of the year was very try.
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post Jul 3 2012, 10:04 AM
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QUOTE (llibach @ Jul 2 2012, 11:02 PM) *
Well you know what to get then. A Duck they eat slugs. And like you said Ben DUCKS RULE. cool.gif


A duck does seem like the sensible answer to most of life's questions...

I need to get a new job !! Answer - Get a duck.
I'm going to be late for my appointment ! Answer - Get a duck.
What should I buy my girlfriend for her birthday ? Answer - Get a duck.
What should I be working on in my guitar practise routine ? Answer - Get a duck.

You see where this is going wink.gif


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post Jul 3 2012, 10:42 AM
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I just read they could survive 3 years, including winters, It also eats, cat and dogfood. I think I am keeping it
and giving it a name. If anyone has a name for it...


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post Jul 3 2012, 11:15 AM
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I think this is a good thing to have in your garden. They say these guys don't really eat live plants, but can kill the extremely invasive Spanish slug (which indeed does eat live plants).

QUOTE (Ben Higgins @ Jul 3 2012, 09:04 AM) *
A duck does seem like the sensible answer to most of life's questions...

I need to get a new job !! Answer - Get a duck.
I'm going to be late for my appointment ! Answer - Get a duck.
What should I buy my girlfriend for her birthday ? Answer - Get a duck.
What should I be working on in my guitar practise routine ? Answer - Get a duck.

You see where this is going wink.gif


They are shooting at me! Answer - duck.
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post Jul 3 2012, 11:21 AM
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QUOTE (Ben Higgins @ Jul 2 2012, 09:01 PM) *
I've seen those things before and they scared the hell out of me !!


Can't believe somereal METALHEAD is AFRAID of a little harmless SNAIL!!! laugh.gif

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post Jul 3 2012, 11:30 AM
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QUOTE (Slavenko Erazer @ Jul 3 2012, 11:21 AM) *
Can't believe somereal METALHEAD is AFRAID of a little harmless SNAIL!!! laugh.gif


It didn't look like a snail... it looked like a snake !! laugh.gif


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post Jul 3 2012, 11:41 AM
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just call it snailajack;.. tongue.gif
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post Jul 3 2012, 11:53 AM
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QUOTE (snackajacks @ Jul 3 2012, 09:42 AM) *
I just read they could survive 3 years, including winters, It also eats, cat and dogfood. I think I am keeping it
and giving it a name. If anyone has a name for it...


Here is a good guide to get you going

http://petcaretips.net/leopard-slugs.html

Maybe instead of snailajack or slugajack you could name him Jack, since it is easier to say laugh.gif


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post Jul 3 2012, 12:11 PM
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here's our new pet ...spotted the little bugger a week ago in our pond..still there relaxing all day,what a life!!
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post Jul 3 2012, 12:28 PM
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QUOTE (Bossie @ Jul 3 2012, 12:11 PM) *
here's our new pet ...spotted the little bugger a week ago in our pond..still there relaxing all day,what a life!!


Hehehe.. cool. He's got the right idea.... just cruising about and lounging around. No need for stress wink.gif


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post Jul 3 2012, 04:45 PM
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Cool idea to keep the snail, Marc!
I can only think of three possible names:
Arjen
Duck
Ben

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post Jul 3 2012, 05:53 PM
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QUOTE (Gitarrero @ Jul 3 2012, 03:45 PM) *
Cool idea to keep the snail, Marc!
I can only think of three possible names:
Arjen
Duck
Ben

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Why Arjen?

After the Arjen that plays for Munich?


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post Jul 3 2012, 05:56 PM
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Yep, after the fabulous dutch player biggrin.gif

But truth be told, the snail looks more like a Ben.


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post Jul 3 2012, 05:58 PM
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QUOTE (Gitarrero @ Jul 3 2012, 04:56 PM) *
Yep, after the fabulous dutch player biggrin.gif

But truth be told, the snail looks more like a Ben.


Are you implying that Ben is slimy? laugh.gif laugh.gif laugh.gif


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