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Old 05-10-2008, 01:33 AM
 
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Default an odd question on portland...

I've been considering a move (not for quite a few months though) and I'm curious about something. Considering the damp weather, are there a lot of snails and slugs in Portland? I have quite a severe fear of them (silly, I know) and if they pile up in the gutters, I don't think I can handle it. A few now and then won't matter. Thanks for your help. I know this sounds ridiculous.
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Old 05-10-2008, 08:58 AM
 
Location: Baker City, Oregon
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I've been considering a move (not for quite a few months though) and I'm curious about something. Considering the damp weather, are there a lot of snails and slugs in Portland?
This should answer your question - the official animal of Western Oregon:
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Old 05-10-2008, 09:18 AM
 
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There are a lot of worms out and about but I haven't noticed excess snails and slugs unless you're looking for them. My five year old went through a snail/slug phase so we were looking for them for quite a while!
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Old 05-10-2008, 09:57 AM
 
Location: PDX
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Slugs we have; snails we probably have, too, but I usually only see slugs. Come face your fear
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Old 05-10-2008, 10:19 AM
 
Location: WA
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The PNW is home to the largest land slugs I have ever seen... many well over eight inches long with a substantial girth.
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Old 05-10-2008, 10:23 AM
 
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Where did you see those? All we ever saw were typical 2 inch garden slugs. My son would have died and gone to heaven seeing those!
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Old 05-10-2008, 10:44 AM
 
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i didn't leave it on the screen long enough to see who posted the picture... but thanks, ass.

and thank you to everyone else. there seem to be conflicting views, so i'm just gonna go with the more positive answer and assume they aren't too bad.
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Old 05-10-2008, 10:44 AM
 
Location: Pacific NW
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If you get off into the Cascades, you can sometimes see big slugs. I've only ever seen snails at the beach. But in town, I've only ever seen small slugs.
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Old 05-10-2008, 11:30 AM
 
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A few days ago I was walking on the Marquam Hill trail (near downtown) and it was slug city. Every few hundred feet another slug. Some of these were the big, banana slugs. Some were a bit smaller but not tiny. It was weird because up to this point I'd only really seen two banana slugs since moving to the NW in October. One in Forest Park and one in the gorge. In that one day I saw about 30. Took a bunch of pictures, so maybe I'll post them to freak out sparrows ;o
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Old 05-10-2008, 11:42 AM
 
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i didn't leave it on the screen long enough to see who posted the picture... but thanks, ass.

and thank you to everyone else. there seem to be conflicting views, so i'm just gonna go with the more positive answer and assume they aren't too bad.
For goodness sakes, lighten up. Did you not get serious answers to your serious question? Might other people think the same of you for being so reactive to a silly response?

I hope you find what you're looking for in Oregon, or where ever you choose to land.
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