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Dealing with slugs in your garden

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Slugs can best be described as snails without shells. They are a type of mollusk, related to clams and oysters. Slugs are soft-bodied, generally brownish or grayish in color with their eyes on stalks. They vary in size from 1/4 inch to more than two inches. As they move, they secrete a silvery slime trail. Their mouth parts are file-like to rasp and chew plant tissue creating irregularly shaped holes.

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