The 25th Annual Slug Fest is slithering into town on June 21- 22, and helping attendees empathize with the misunderstood critters.
Event spokesperson Cherilyn Williams says, People look at slugs and think theyre gross and slimy, but theyre a very vital part of a healthy forest and garden.
Attendees can enroll in slug school and learn all the juicy details about the bugs, and even earn a degree in slugology.
For instance, students will learn that slug slime is an anesthetic that helps heal cuts, and to never pour salt on a slug because it dehydrates them, kills them, and poisons the ground.
If anybody still doesnt understand a slugs life, the festival has one slippery solution.
Williams explains, We have human slug races where we put brown leather sleeves on participants and lay them on a slimy tarp. It gives them a chance to see what its really like to be a slug.
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