We would like to thank everybody who watched the race last Sunday. Maybe
we will have another race next summer. We can conclude that the next race
should be later at night, perhaps on a racing track that is even more
slug-friendly. As it seems, the slugs were most interested in getting
home, and a snail had to show them how to do it.
However, some say that the slugs just boykotted the race because of unacceptable
October 16th, 3:30 p.m:
Everything is set for the race. We have received one more contestant,
another leopard slug. From now on, check our service "racing comment"
(see menue bar to the left) for the latest news from the race. You are
also welcome to submit your comments.
October 16th, 1 a.m:
Our slug-coach has just come back with a new contestant, a leopard slug,
and a worthy successor of the deceased Panther. We have named
him Tiger. He sure has the guts to beat the Spanish slugs. Because
of his restlessness, he is even hard to keep in captivity.
After enjoying some cheap drinks at various exhibition openings, our slug-coach
went for a nightly walk on a brown site, between old railway tracks and
allotment gardens. He found an electric torch, a ball-pen, thousands of
snails and only one slug. ...So we wonder what all the fuzz of a slug
pest is about, but probably he just went searching on the wrong spot.
Because of the overall condition of the native slugs and the fact that
their most promising team member is deceased, we consider allowing them
to be backed up by snails.
A tragic incident has occured:
Panther, one of the most promising candidates for this year's
winning title, has died. Had his salad been sprayed with pesticides? Panther's
death gives outsiders a new chance and throws all predictions of who is
going to win overboard..
We finally found acrylic tubes that can serve as a racing track. The idea
of using flexible hoses was discarded.
As the carrots were despised by the slugs, they were removed from the
box, leaving only lettuce heads for the slugs to eat. The Spanish slugs
have already devoured the second head of lettuce. Not all slugs are thriving,
although quite an effort is made to keep them healthy (they are sprayed
with water at least once a day).
Nonetheless, some of the slugs have passed away.
Our assistant in Germany cannot supply the lacking materials for the racing
track. We have to think of another way to complete the track.
All slugs are set into the large box and lettuce heads are planted inside.
A new supply of slugs has arrived from Bornholm. They are temporarily
accomodated in a shoe box.
The Bornholm slugs are lodged inside the travelling box of the racing
track. They are fed salat and carrots.
Special materials are necessary to complete the racing track. As they
cannot be purchased in Denmark, we have ordered them from Germany.
Fresh racing slugs from Bornholm are expected to arrive soon.
The travel-racing-track will soon be complete.
This year's final race will be held on October the 16th
in Lejre, Denmark.