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Drunken slugfest

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Dear Lezlie Lowe,

Thanks for "Slug it Out" (Lowedown, June 15). Slugs are a pain in the ass, especially here in the south end. So, like you: my precious new plants, that I spent a month putting in my garden...eaten. Sure enough, the culprits were slugs and snails. So I put out what is called a pit fall, a little cup in the dirt filled half way with beer—yes, this works—but then I went to Canadian Tire, where for $5.50 you can get slug and snail bait, which works even better. Now I can sit back and watch my garden grow, and pick up the dead slugs and throw them to the birds. So don't lose hope, go get your bait. Happy gardening!

By Clarence R. Butler

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