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Slug licking!(Actual Consumption!)
I just completed a week long first aid/wilderness survival course in
which the main instructor mentioned that slugs can be a source of food
in survival situations. Well on the last night of this camp we had a
camp out and after complete boredom had settled in some one decided to
use a slug as a marshmallow ie he roasted it. After eating it and
making weird faces he said he want to see if he could do it. Ok but it
was ment to be in a pinch the instructor said. Well after word of this
feat got around the camp a "friendly" slug eating competition set in.
They decide to up the ante by eating the slugs raw. At first they were
small black ones but then someone found the king of the slugs...
Washington States' invertebrate mascot the 8 inch+ banana slug. When
this thing pulled its head in it looked like some form of animal
dropping, but this didn't stop the sober for way to long campers (oh
this was a completely sober event and most people there were very fond
of their bottles) from chowing down on this green brown turd!!! I gaged
as soon as it hit his mouth, and nearly pucked when he chewed it a few
times but after someone handed him $15 for eating it he said it was
quite tasty...but definitely not like a banana.
Why culture when you can collect? a little beer and you'll have all the
slugs you want.
>Subject: Slug licking!
>When I was in high school I voluntered at a week long outdoor school
>graders. I did this twice a year for three years. One of my favorite
>show the kids is that if you lick a slug your tounge goes numb. I would
>demonstrate for the kids and then give them a turn. I would aways have
>both boys and girls. I have licked somewhere over 20 frogs in my time.
>Any way, my frogs and newts love them also (I have a lot of numb frog
>go out side and collect the small guys on a regular basis. I was just
>wondering if anyone else feeds slugs and has anyone given thought to
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