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Beautiful little spheres! #432659

Asked October 24, 2017, 6:15 PM EDT

I was digging along the edge of a bed and found these beautiful spheres. Covered them up again and hope I didn’t hurt them.

Baltimore County Maryland

Expert Response

We agree that they are beautiful.
What you have there are slug eggs.
Here is our page on slugs and snails: https://extension.umd.edu/hgic/slugs-and-snails

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Thanks for the id. Last week I saw 2 slugs hanging from a maple tree one above the other on a foot long slimy string. They are creepy animals but I leave them in peace. 
The Question Asker Replied October 25, 2017, 10:41 AM EDT
Slugs in love....

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