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Sluggish Return

Spanish slugs (Arion vulgaris) have returned, according to the website of the Icelandic Institute of Natural History. The slugs are generally considered a pest. Their absence this summer had, therefore, not been lamented by many when they finally showed up. Malevolent minds hoped they had not survived the cold spring. In an average year, the slugs normally show up in August, but this year they were sluggish.

October 22, the Institute of Natural History received a bottle containing three Spanish slugs, discovered the previous day in a desolate area between the streets of Sæbraut and Héðinsgata in Reykjavík.

It clearly takes a colder spring to kill them.

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