I Have An Unnatural Fear of Garden Slugs

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    I don't quite know what it is,

    whether it's the look of them, size, shape, texture or what. They terrify me, I can't help it, every time I see one I crumple, I can't help it, I just go limp. It's almost like fainting but I stay conscious through the whole thing, I just can move very well. It's damn scary...
    Randompi Randompi
    16-17, F
    1 Response Sep 5, 2015

    I slept outside at a camp I worked at one night.

    I woke up with a slug on my face (over my eye), which then fell into my sleeping bag. I went back to sleep in my cabin, and when I woke up I realized that there was a trail of slug slime through my hair. I washed it four times in the shower, but it didn't come out so I had to...
    Brynna55 Brynna55
    18-21, F
    Nov 21, 2014

    When I went outside to sit on the stoop,

    I put my hands on the corner of the steps and touched too slugs that were stuck to each other. I started screaming and ran in the house and washed my hands a thousand times. One time I had on flip flops and stepped on one and freaked out. My skin crawls just by thinking of them...
    Ebony607572 Ebony607572
    22-25, F
    Oct 3, 2014

    I was riding my bike one day

    and ran over something and heard a crack. I look down to see a crushed snail. The shell had crushed the snail and look really gross. Scarred me for life.
    Ebony607572 Ebony607572
    22-25, F
    Oct 3, 2014

    My Kitchen Is Invaded!

    I looked up the fear of slugs and its apparently called Molluscophobia. Just like people have fears of colors and numbers that they can't explain I really am terrified of slugs. They get in my kitchen near the door. I don't know if they come through the cat flap or not. My eyes...
    xlxSpiraxlx xlxSpiraxlx
    31-35, F
    Oct 9, 2013

    I Have So Many Friggin Stories So Im Going To Share Them All Cuz I Hate These Things So Imma Share Dema All

    i have so many stories bcuz i feel like the universe puts these mucus jerks into my life bcuz i dont like them. did u know a slugs slim is their mucus? there so squishy bcuz there filled with mucus. thats y they die when u put salt on them, because it dries them up and thats how...
    ilikesalt ilikesalt
    13-15, F
    Sep 16, 2012


    There's 'insectophobia,' and 'arachnophobia.' These guys deserve their own "phobia." Here in Seattle, it rains. When it rains, the slugs come out. On the streets, and on your porch. And they're totally disgusting. What do I do, step on them? But they'll be all...
    PaulDoe PaulDoe
    18-21, M
    2 Responses Jun 29, 2009

    I Swear These Little Sacks Of Mucus Dont Have A Freakin Soul.....

    I was walking and I found a lovely leaf on the ground. This leaf was so beutiful I was compelled to pick it up. Tho the weight of this leaf was abnormally heavy I decided to put it in my pocket bcuz it was such a nice color and I wanted to keep it. As time drew on I forgot about...
    ilikesalt ilikesalt
    13-15, F
    4 Responses Sep 16, 2012

    I'm Terrified Of Slugs

    If i see a slug of any size i freak out - start hyperventilating, shaking and sweating. This is because about 3 years ago i left the door from my bedroom to the garden open one night and a slug must have got in. I never saw it during the day but every morning I would wake up...
    lucycars lucycars
    1 Response Mar 17, 2010

    Slugs Are Just Discusting And Slimy!

    Well i get slugs in my house, i have no idea how they get in but anyways they get all over the clothes and stuff.  My actual fear of them didn't start until today.  I was going down the stairs and it was dark so i couldn't see anything but then i shined my phone the stair cause...
    sj053 sj053
    Nov 9, 2011

    Slimy Slug Surprise

    I was having a BBQ and took off the cover, there was a snail on side of the BBQ which must have been under the cover. I put the cover on the trampoline then a few minutes later I went on the trampoline. I sat down then layer down with the cover near me. Then I came off the...
    RamonDaniel RamonDaniel
    May 27, 2013

    Stuck To Me...

    When I was a kid my best friend would throw them at me. I would scream, run around, jump up and down, spin on the spot hoping it would fall off. Then when it didn't I would scream some more until he brushed it off (I would scream as it fell off me as well)Also me and my family...
    BishounenGirl BishounenGirl
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Feb 13, 2011

    When I Was Little

    when i was about 7 years old my house at the time was up in the mountains anyway it was winter and i got up in the middle of the night and when i started walking everything felt weird and like something was crawling on me i was geting freeked so i turn on the light and there...
    bill54321 bill54321
    18-21, M
    1 Response Jun 22, 2010

    well when rainy days came,

    slugs go to dry places so that they won't be washed of and particularly they come in my house like all different sizes and i freak out and tell my brother or sister or mother and they would usually say "harmless are they." and i would try to sprinkle salt on them although i...
    seleeen seleeen
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Aug 26, 2014

    This Was The Worst Experience Of My Life

    When I lived in my old house we use to have loads of slugs on the way to school. There was one on a stick and I didn't see it until I stepped on the stick. It flew in the air and landed on my shoe. I was so scared! I kicked it off and then just ran screaming. Luckily we moved...
    Clairethephone Clairethephone
    41-45, F
    Jul 14, 2013

    Rainstorm Surprise

    My biggest fear is slugs, and I have stepped on quite a few slugs in my lifetime. So a couple weeks ago we had a huge rainstorm, and my cat had been outside all day, she finally made it back when the rain let up a bit, but it was dark. I hear her on my neighbors porch. Slugs are...
    JessicaMae123 JessicaMae123
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jun 10, 2013

    Another Friggin Slug Horror Story. Maybe I Shuld Make A Movie.

    so this one happened just a couple days ago. i was walking down to the elementerary school with my friends in the middle of the night. on the way back to her house when we were walking on the path we were all afraid because it was so dark and we couldnt see in the woods. i wasnt...
    ilikesalt ilikesalt
    13-15, F
    1 Response Sep 16, 2012
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