Slug release

She came in on a bok choy leaf in mid-December and I didn’t know what to do. I asked some animal advocates on Facebook for help, and I ended up going to Lotte Mart to buy a terrarium and a spray bottle. I fed her organic lettuce, strawberry tops and other leafy vegetables. She never had a name.

At 11:25 a.m. on May 19, after five months in my home, this slug was released into some tall grass near the Danghyeon stream. It wasn’t raining, but the ground was still wet from the previous night’s rain storm. I released her eggs close by in the hope that they would survive too.

Did they? Since the slug went free more than two months ago, it’s been a hot summer. We’ve seen some heavy rainstorms, and at least once the stream overflowed and submerged the tall grass. The slug I released that day wasn’t the only one in the terrarium, but she’s the only one who survived the winter. I’m hoping against hope she’ll survive the summer too.

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