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Lenny La Rue, IPA

Sacramento, United States

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Here in Sacramento, California we’ve got our share of slugs and snails. In fact, I wrote about their rather bad drinking habits. But there’s generally a rule of thumb we’ve agreed to over the years and until last night, both sides have honoured it: we treat snails with extreme prejudice and pretty much allow slugs to go their own way (unless they’re in a garden and then all bets are off). I think humans agreed to this standoff because we weren’t going to pick up the shell-less slimers anyway after they argued they HAVE shells anyway. And they pointed out we were being ridicules attributing an equal amount of our greenery damage to slugs as we did to the snails.

In brief, slugs agreed to be limited in size while in the city limits, promising never to have their adults grow to a larger size than the biggest snail registered for residence in Sacramento. (And yeah, snails were supposed to register but don’t give me any bull about it. They were just sliming up the place: with their single foot they could do more damage than every 2-footed critter in town – worse than plenty 4-footers as well!) But last night things changed and it wasn’t pretty. I was dragging my exhausted corpse into the apartment at some unreal hour and thought I was stepping over some doggie doo. That was annoying but I thought I’d just scream real loud and the owner would wake up and remove it before I screamed again. But on my way out again, the “doo” had moved itself and turned shiny as well. This is not within the realm of most doggie doo so I grabbed hold of my guts and bent to look – face-to-face with the most illegal slug I’ve seen in the city. This thing was roughly the shape of a banana slug but the wrong colour (spotted) and about 1/2 again as long and fat!

I have just changed to a salt substitute to avoid higher blood pressure but the thought DID occur to find out just how substituty my new seasoning was. But the apartment complex doesn’t have a shovel and I wasn’t about to try to roll the sucker into a puddle of beer. So, I got the mug shot seen here and I’ll report His Footness to the authorities who will need to saddle him up and ride him out of town.

So much for monoped/biped detente.

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