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I was doing the dishes late last night when I spotted a huge leopard slug on the kitchen floor. It was tucking into a bit of grated cheese on the floor, all chomping jaws and lively tentacles. Usually, I sling the things straight outside. But this time I checked my instinct. After all, it’s a lonely old business, this midnight washing up chore. Leopard slugs aren’t the type that decimate your garden, so I really couldn’t think of any good reason not to leave it in peace. So I got on with the dishes, and the slug got on with its dinner.

A quick google later led me to this extraordinary footage. f you don’t know much about slugs, I suggest you sit down. This is both mind-bending and eye-popping. I’m not sure I’ll ever be able to look a leopard slug in the eye again.

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