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Enemies #6

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Now this might seem indelicate
To some, indeed, revolting
But I’ve never known a slimy slug
Recover from a salting.

Some folk say it’s cruel
Others say a crime
But I say it’s effective
Dissolving them to slime.

But last week in our garden
I watched the beasts attack
Our hostas and delphiniums
Time I must fight back.

I struck upon a strategy
As salting was too easy
And rendered soil more acidy
(And made my wife quite queasy!)

With secateurs aready
To war! Lead on Macduff!
Well equipped, I snipped and snipped
While the slugs they cut up rough.

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    Christopher 16 days ago

    Whew! I think the animal rights nuts would welcome back the salting!

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    Drew Martyn 9 days ago

    Haha brilliant :)
    Surprised with your penchant for roadkill, Neville, you haven't thought of making something from them (or is that too disgusting)

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    Neville Hunt 9 days ago

    Well.... now you’ve got me thinking Drew. When salted they might possibly make an eco glue... but maybe I’ll stick to mammals.

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