That is a common misperception. Hogs will eat slugs even if there is other food available. It probably varies from one hog to another how much interest they will show in eating slugs. But they don’t tend to eat the large ones which often gather around hog food on wet/damp nights – that has led some people to think that they ignore all slugs, which is not correct. They eat the smaller ones. Some of the very small slugs are not much bigger than a pinhead when not stretched out, so not easy to see.
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