This morning I had an unpleasant surprise before my morning coffee. What should I see a good 4 feet above the ground, gliding happily on my screen door? A slug, a good 3 1/2 inches long, very large for this part of the world. As he glided down leaving a trail of slime on my previously clean screen, I wondered what in the world he was doing up there. Isn't he supposed to be hiding under leaves or something? Of course it was raining, as it has been most of this sorry gray summer, and the humidity is so high I guess those slugs can go anywhere now. He slimed back down onto the deck undisturbed as I read my newspaper and drank my coffee, drowning my sorrow in some dark caffeine rich steaming beverage.
I have beer out for the slugs to drown in. I would put out Sluggo but it's too expensive for me right now, although the beer isn't much cheaper. The slugs will just have their share of my greens I guess. Live and let live.