One of our readers sent us a picture and a video of a slimy creature that she found in her home. She said it was in the bathroom very close to her dog. She said that when it moves, it bunches itself up by pulling its head toward the middle of its body and then it extends its head. She also mentioned that she lives in Colorado. After looking at the picture and the video, we have determined that this slimy creature is a slug.
Here is the picture that she sent:
Slugs are very slimy creatures. If they get into the home, they leave their slime all over the place. They glide all over the walls, floors, cabinets, and sometimes on the carpet. Slugs are very attracted to different smells and seem to be very drawn to the smell of pet food. This is what could have caused our reader’s slimy friend to get close to her dog. Perhaps the dog’s food is what is attracting the slug into the home.
The video gives us more evidence that this is a slug. The way that it looks and moves are definitely signs of it being a slug. It also has tentacles so that is another sure sign.
Slugs are not worms at all, but they belong to the gastropod family. Because they do not have bones or a shell, it is very easy for them to squeeze into practically anywhere. They like to get in through holes and cracks in the home.
Our reader can make sure that all of the cracks and crevices are sealed and this will help to keep any more slugs from coming into her home and leaving trails of slime all over the house.