Flander's Lane, Washington Maine

Flander's Lane is named after my grandfather, Roland Flanders. It is a short dirt road with a few camps set on Washington Pond. There are tales that Flander's Lane is haunted. At least that's what my grandfather says.

Thursday, June 21, 2007

That's Just Gross

Slugs eating watermelonWe put a watermelon rind down by the brush pile I use for kindling so the critters could have a snack, and today when I went down there all these slugs were eating it up. The worst part is, they seem to get all drunk and drown in the juice.

A chipmunk ran off, so I know the chipmunks like the watermelon, but what will eat the dead slugs? It's just so gross. The only thing worse than a slug is a dead slug soaking in juice. I thought I'd share some photos so you can puke too.

If you have a snail or slug problem maybe a watermelon rind out by your garden would draw them away. I remember the old farmers would put out little bottle lids full of beer. The slugs would crawl in, get drunk, and drown. Well... why waste your beer when an old watermelon rind could do the same trick? Let me know if this works for anyone... or if it just draws more pests to your garden. Who knows?

Maine Slugs


At June 25, 2007 9:58 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good idea Hoagie...I think I may try it and protect my pumpkins that way (instead of the beer method). Once I ate some watermelon and almost drown in the rind...oh those were the days...



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