It's been apparent here for a while as regular readers of this blog will know.
I went straight out and spotted two of about 6 inches immediately. By the time I'd come back for my iPhone they'd gone. So they are clever as well as hungry! This is a leopard slug but they come in a variety of shades!
I have no qualms about throwing them over the fence and it should be noted....that is not an oil slick outside!
The Spanish have given us interesting things over the years, starting with flu . But these slugs are not just a threat to the gardeners. Everyone in this country involved in food production needs to be aware of real danger.....they can eat several plants in a night quite easily!
We need to get all their natural enemies ready to eat! Frogs, toads, hens! To the barricades!