Mystery Solved

Last year I wondered why some of my crocuses had crooked, wiry looking leaves when the rest did not. I wasn’t sure what it was. Now I know. Apparently that is what the leaves turn to, when the plant is being (or has been) chewed on by a slug.

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And here is the culprit on the bloom beside of it, caught in the act:

I didn’t have the heart to squish him.  But I put him on a stick and flung him over the hill.  🙂
I read something saying they home in and come straight back to where they were, but so far it’s been 10 days and it has not came back yet.

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