A month or so ago, Cale and I went slug hunting around dusk, when slug hunting is best. Giant slugs had been spotted on the river trail, and I was intrigued. There was one spot in particular that had lots of little (normal) slugs and some giant ones. The internet tells us they're an invasive species from England. Anyway, Cale and I picked up four slugs and got out a fish tank to keep them in. One we gave away to a friend, one escaped the tank never to be seen again, and one got cannibalized by the remaining slug, Slugworth.
So that's the tale of our pet slug. Have I mentioned that these slugs are giant?!
As far as pets go, though, they rate pretty low. Cool to look at, but no good for petting (too slimy) and they're way dirty. Slug trails all over the sides of the tank, and their poo is gross. 3 out of 10.