Please id this

Asked May 6, 2015, 8:26 AM EDT

Could you please tell me what this is? I believe it is a leech but am wondering what kind and if they bother animals or people. I found it in a muddy area of my yard. I live outside Fort Collins, Colorado. Thanks.

Larimer County Colorado

2 Responses

Hello,

It's not a leech, but a slug. It likely came out because of all the wet weather. I am not sure what type, but many slugs can be destructive garden pests.

Here is a Fact Sheet on slugs from CSU Extension: http://www.ext.colostate.edu/pubs/insect/05515.html

Thanks. Not as interesting (to me anyway), but a relief just the same.