Monday, June 26, 2017

Great grey slug?

Just in the last few years, I've been encountering some giant slugs around here.  I view them as pests.  Here is one I found on the house siding this morning.  If this is a great grey slug, it is not a US native, but an accidental introduction.  Sometimes those introductions can have a dramatic impact on the ecology of an area.

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  1. YES, the 'exotic' plants and insects are a blight at times. I did not know the slug was exotic. The term exotic is used by the forest folk in Florida to describe anything not native.
    That is a big dude!

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    1. The little slugs are probably native.

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