I had no idea that banana slugs were filled with such complex organs. For some reason, I just (incorrectly) assumed they were filled with mush and slime.
Thankfully, recent circumstances have made me aware of this interesting fact.
I woke up this morning and made my way to the computer on the sun porch, per my usual routine. I was barefoot, as people tend to be 10 seconds after getting out of bed. And suddenly, in an instant, my life changed forever.
Between toes 2 through 5 on my left foot, I killed a slug. I’m amazed the neighbors didn’t call the cops, I was screaming so loudly. I flung my foot in the air, as entrails flew against the back door, slug intestines and similar stuck to the wood. Half of the slug’s body lay on the floor, with some long vein coming out of it, and there was a puddle of army green-colored liquid at the site of impact. The remainder of the corpse was between my toes.
I dramatically hopped to the kitchen sink (yes, where we eat) and stuck my foot under the faucet, dumping Trad’r Joe’s kitchen soap on my toes in a panicked frenzy. Let me tell you people, that slime is tough to get off.
The worst part is that I didn’t immediately clean it up. I waited for Mikey to emerge from the shower and then insisted he come onto the sun porch because I had to show him “something.”
The feeling of the slug between my toes, lo these hours later, continues to stay with me. After Mikey dry heaved over my kill, I promptly 409’d everything in sight and hands covered in 78 paper towels, deposited the remains outdoors.
Have a great weekend…