This year’s slug season is off with a bang! Just in the past week alone, we’ve caught over 1,000 slugs and smaller number of snails in and around our garden. Luckily, Jen and I have been doing most of the capturing, so we don’t need to cash in our 401Ks to pay the kids their nickel bounties.

I’m intrigued by reports that some locals keep slug-eating ducks in their yards to help manage the problem. They supposedly will leave the plants alone, but will gobble down any slugs they find. As an additional bonus, you can get duck eggs, duck tape, and a spot of Peking duck (if you’re careful not to take too much at once).