Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Gross

My sister Sharon was over the other day. She stepped outside onto my parent’s front step to catch a smoke. When she returned, she stood in the family room and chatted for a few moments. She turned towards the couch, lifting a blanket to make room for her to sit down when she let out a screech.

“Ahhh. Oh my god, Oh my God.” She yelled.

“What is it?” My mom asked.

“Get it off. Get it off.” Sharon said. She turned her leg towards me and begged. “Bill get it off me.”

I looked at her lower leg and slightly skeeved out. “In a minute.” I said. “I want to take a picture first.”

“What?” She screamed.

“I need a picture for the blog.”

I retrieved my camera from the other room. I took a few pictures. And then I removed the thing from her leg.

Apparently these things live out by my parent’s garden. It must have climbed onto my sisters shoe and up her leg while she was outside.




37 comments:

The Infamous J said...

One time I was walking and somehow got one caught between the bottom of my foot and my sandal. It went squish all between my toes and foot and sandal. Major yuck! Wish I had a pic for the blog!

And this one is much prettier than our nasty gray FL slugs.

soozieq said...

I would have passed out had I been your sister. Here's some Slug Trivia for you:

The slugs (which are hermaphroditic) have relatively large penises which wrap around each other in a tight spiral. They can have difficulty separating afterwards. Should that be the case, the solution is for the slug to gnaw off either its own, or its partner's penis, making separation possible. No replacement penis grows. The apophallated slug adopts a purely female function.

Interesting, huh?
*dry heave*

Michelle said...

Did you pour salt on it?

Patience said...

Nice . . .

Had I been your sister you'd be dead and I'd be indicted!

Li'l Foot's Mommy said...

she has more guts than I! I would've moved so fast the slugs outer covering would've come off.

Harlekwin said...

I live in Oregon. Slugs are our state animal. We have one beauty known as the Banana slug... two guesses what color it is! I couldn't help thinking that must have been a long smoke... slugs aren't known for their speediness.

Chris H said...

The life of a TRUE BLOGGER!!!! Photograph anything!!!! It's only a bloody slug, your sister is a wuss for sure! Now if it had been a spider I would have been screaming holy blue murder! And I would not have sat still for a photo either! I'm surprised she didn't whack ya one for making her keep it there!

Teri said...

if someone had an alien sucking on their face and eating their insides you would take a picture for your blog first, right?

Am I right?

Moi said...

I am curious how your sister did not feel what is obviously a 14 foot long slug on her leg.

Susie said...

You are a truly horrible brother. And an outstanding (award-winning, even) blogger. ;)

SusieJ said...

Perfect post title on that one.

Ern said...

OMG, that is gross! But that last picture is awesome.

Lowa said...

We have those everywhere here. Sucks when you step on them in the dark and slip on their guts. Or whatever it is that oozes out when you crush one.

I think they are cute! I think your sister is a wuss too!! LOL But I guess things like that just gross some people out.

I personally think it is CUTE!

Karina said...

now that's brotherly love! but seriously, those are the best pictures of a slug i've ever seen but how did she not feel the slug climb up her leg?

Scottsdale Girl said...

*RUNS SCREAMING FROM POST*

Ali said...

That's why I don't smoke.

Kristine & Shaun said...

You are a mean ass!!

Julie said...

I would have died. Right then and there.

Either that or I would have shook my leg so hard it would have become dislocated from my hip. On top of that...I would have kicked everyone in the room (including the furniture and all breakables) in my attempt to kick the damn thing off of my leg.

I'm proud of your sister at the restraint she had...holding still while you took a FREAKIN' PICTURE!

Although...I probably would have stayed still too...because I would have been unconscious on the floor.

Circus Kelli said...

Oh my goodness. I can't believe she WAITED FOR YOU TO TAKE A PICTURE of that thing.

Ali's comment cracked me up.

Kami said...

EW EW EW!!!!

You are such a SWEET brother.

Pissed Off Guy said...

sir,
i appreciate the fact that you blog about slugs,i recently started my own photoblog on street animals and i need for people like you to be a part of it,so i would like to link exchange with you.my address is http://streetgods.blogspot.com
see you there

Scarlett Wanna Be said...

I was going to comment quickly but I had to vomit first...I can't say anything clever...I'm still shaking.

Andrea said...

That is seriously the coolest slug I have ever seen. It's so BIG! They're tiny here in Indiana.

OK, I probably would have been startled and freaked at first. But then it would have turned into a science lesson :)

Kris T said...

Delurking to say while slugs are disgusting and nasty, I'd trade you one slug for the 6-12 cockroaches that we find scampering across our back patio every morning from May to
mid-August here in Las Vegas.

Nasty, dirty, gross, yuck!

BOSSY said...

Nice. Brother. With borthers like you, who needs mortal enemies?

Redhead Mommy said...

It looks like a homeless snail. EWW. I think that is way worse than a spider, and only second to a silverfish, which have too many legs for their own good. again, EWW.

Redhead Mommy said...

I'm sorry, not a silverfish, I meant a house centipede. Double EWW.

charlotta-love said...

My siblings think I'm crazy because I am always writing down blog ideas. you take the "live to blog" idea to the extreme!

Oh, The Joys said...

What bossy said - only more.

No means no. Get it off me means NOW!!!!

Mama Slinger said...

Gross is right!! EWWWW!

eclectic said...

She's a lot nicer to you than I would be if I were your sister. I'd have pulled the thing off and dropped it down your shirt. ;)

Stepping Over the Junk said...

is that a leech or a slug? that is what determines my grossed-out-ed-ness.

Stacie said...

UGH! I hate those things with a passion..and I can't believe you made her wait till you got photos. That's the sign of a true blogger and a real brother there..LOL
Stacie

Nilbo said...

That happened to me once. I was out on my deck and looked down to see a slug crawling up my leg. I was disgusted - picked it off and threw it across the yard.

Two months later I went out onto my deck, look down and see the same slug.

It looks up at me and says "Hey - what the hell's YOUR problem?"

TBG said...

that thing is enormous! I would have freaked as well. i can not stand slugs!

Jody said...

ACK!!!!

BTW thanks for the comments about my step-monster. I concurr.

Anonymous said...

The last time I saw something that gross on someones ankle was an onch tattoo !!!