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Great Slug Limax maximus

Nearly all snails and slugs are a pest in the garden. They all eat dead plants, but most chew on living leaves as well. They favour big, juicy leaves, such as the ones found on cabbage. The largest snail in the Benelux is the Great Slug. The animal is also known as the Giant Garden Slug, and, because of the spots, Leopard Slug. It can be 20 centimeters long and live for up to three years. It is a strange slug indeed, for it feeds on leaves, but also on carrion and even hunts for other slugs! It is a nocturnal animal and thus seen less often than the other garden slugs.