My Near Death Experience

This evening I called Shaun and told him I needed him to hurry home from work to rescue me.  We had been invaded by a Man Eating Slug. I had to keep an eye on it to make sure it didn’t get too far.  Trust me, they move a LOT faster than one would think. 

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There was no way I was leaving that wild beast alone and on the loose in the house. I had to do something besides perch on the end of the coffee table while waiting for my Knight to arrive.  It’s amazing what great photos my phone will take…from a safe distance of course. 

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I’d like to say that my gallant hero rescued me.  Well, I can say that, because he did.  But not before he put the slug near my leg (causing me to get all girly and scream) and now of course, I have to put up with endless teasing. 

And to think, I used to rescue him from spiders and never teased him about it.  I guess kindness doesn’t really pay…

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32 Responses to My Near Death Experience

  1. Hilary says:

    Oh I would have slugged him. 😉 Those are wonderful photos .. especially for a phone.

    • Susie says:

      I’m pretty impressed with my phone pics. Actually I’m just pretty impressed with my phone!

      If I had “slugged” him, he’d get even in the worst possible way!

  2. Brenda says:

    Is it now housed in a new location downstairs with the rest of the varmints?? What will you feed it?

  3. Shaun says:

    @brenda: Remeber, it is a man-eating slug, so it eats people… and it lives in a loosely-sealed jar under Susan’s side of the bed.

  4. Christina says:

    That’s a good looking slug! I think you should name him:)

  5. Susie says:

    How does the name “Dead Meat” sound? 🙂

  6. CarolW says:

    Yuck! That is one big slug! It is quite attractive though for a slug I suppose. (No that’s not the glass of wine I had talking) Nice photos. Thank you for your comment on my post earlier. I appreciate your visit and taking the time to comment. Definitely won’t mow the lawn – Hubby won’t let me near his precious lawn mower though. (Hurray)

  7. Lynne says:

    Oooh …. escargot for dinner! Now all you need is a shell to cook him in, some garlic, and lots and lots of butter. Oh, and some crusty bread …

    • Susie says:

      You know…I can have Shaun collect a box of them and send them off to you. We’ve got plenty to spare here. (although not usually inside!)

  8. Slugs just completely gross me out. Ugh.

    • Susie says:

      I am SO with you on that.

      Are there many slugs down there now? I don’t ever remember seeing them, just lots of snails. Which are just as nasty.

  9. Jackie says:

    Susie!!!! It is a slug salt does wonders on it and it will never bother you again.

  10. Kathy says:

    I used to walk barefooted home from (work many years ago, when I was a lifeguard) until I stepped on one of those suckers! Believe me, it felt a lot more disgusting than it sounds — and it SOUNDS disgusting!

  11. good gosh that IS huge!! ewww! So glad your honey saved you! 🙂
    yuck…now I’m gonna have nightmares. 🙂

  12. Peggy says:

    As slugs go, it really is a good looking one. I think your slugs are better looking than ours. Banana slugs? Have you got those?

    Next time, don’t scream. It terrifies slugs. 😉

  13. Margaret says:

    Great photos, my camera cannot compare. Glad to hear you were saved by your shining knight…. an opportunity for payback will come, you just have to be patient! 😉

    Congrats on POTW!

  14. beth says:

    yikes….that thing is huge !

  15. Lori says:

    I am so glad that you were saved from this near death experience…and that you captured such good pictures with your phone. 🙂 Congratulations on POTW mention at Hilary’s!

  16. kcinnova says:

    LOL, I have never appreciated a slug before — but with this post, I almost do! It is fascinating to see a great close-up photograph, but I will never get over my childhood experiences. It was bad enough walking to school on wet, rainy mornings when there were so many slugs that it was difficult to not step on them. Ewww!!! The neighborhood boys would tease the girls with caterpillars and slugs in the summertime. There is nothing more awful than one of those things in your hair!

  17. Amanda D says:

    If my daughter saw these pictures she would be running from the room screaming. She is simply terrified of slugs. I will never forget the day that she was walking home from the bus and from inside the house I could hear her screaming bloody murder. I was certain she was being attacked and ran to the rescue. Come to find out, she saw a slug. 🙂

    So glad you survived it!

  18. Cricket says:

    Yikes. That’s a big ‘un. And a funny story. Congratulations on your potw.

    One night last summer, as I stepped out onto the back porch, I felt something under my bare foot, just funky enough that I didn’t put my weight on it and popped in to turn on the outdoor light. Two of those bad boys.

    I am so glad I didn’t wind up cleaning squished slugs off my feet. Bleah.

  19. Di says:

    Me no likey slugs either, but would never have waited to be rescued…. I think my broom would have worked nicely at shooing away the intruder.

    Congrats on your POTW!

  20. I screamed as soon as I saw it! I am SO sorry your knight TORTURED you by putting it on your leg first. Boys! I am also SO glad you didn’t leave it alone for even one moment…can you even imagine what might have happened to it unattended. EEEEK!

  21. Cloudia says:

    great captures and post!

    Aloha from Waikiki 🙂

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  22. CherylK says:

    First of all, congratulations on your POTW mention! And second, those are awesome photos of that slug. I’ve never seen a real one but a friend of mine (on Bainbridge Island, WA) has a fake one that looks exactly like that!! I think it’s really pretty, actually. So I’m guessing you wouldn’t even want a fake slug?

  23. Linda says:

    So funny. Great shots of the man-eating slug, especially considering that they were taken with a cell phone and under duress. Congratulations on POTW.

  24. gaelikaa says:

    That’s a nice man you have there; mine would have left me to die….and yes, terrific photos…