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Spanish slugs: Public urged to report sightings

19 October 2013 Last updated at 11:34 BST

Scientists are asking people to report sightings of Spanish slugs, to see how much of a threat they are to Britain.

The Spanish slug is much larger, and more resistant to slug pellets than species native to the UK.

Tristan Maclean, a scientist from the John Innes Centre in Norwich, explains how they differ from ordinary slugs.

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