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In a strange, small, moss-covered forest in Bellingham, Washington, Jeff stumbled on to the most gruesome scene of hedonism he's ever seen.

While it's not common for humans to witness slug death orgies, every once an unsuspecting human wanders into one of the most perverse rituals on the planet.

These slugs are most likely European Red Slugs (Arion Rufus), which were first noticed in the Western United States by a Californian biologist who found one in a lawn in Seattle.

Now, the slugs are commonplace, and have incredible omnivorous, cannibalistic, and genetalial (not a word) appetites.

Some parts of slug life are akin to aristocratic Roman life under the rule of Caligula, a figure that historians love to hate...prostitution, incest, murder, insanity, sloth, greed, etc. While the stories of Caligula's perversity and violence are often debated and overblown, no one in their right mind argues that he was a good emperor or even someone you'd want to grab lunch with.

This episode marks the launch of the long-awaited third season of Here Be Monsters. Be sure to rate us on iTunes and tell your friends---is.gd/HBMitunes

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Phantom Fauna phantomfauna.bandcamp.com/
The Black Spot theblackspot.bandcamp.com/
Lucky Dragons luckydragons.bandcamp.com/
Olecranon Rebellion <--New!

(please note that Olecranon Rebellion doesn't have a website. Send us an email if you want a copy of his CD)

Further reading/listening/watching
theoystersgarter.com/2008/03/24/per…fic-northwest/
www.youtube.com/watch?v=9dJ919x_kVE
www.straightdope.com/columns/read/2…zy-as-they-say
thehistoryofrome.typepad.com/the_histor…-rome.html
www.historylink.org/index.cfm?Displ…fm&file_id=9421
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apophallation
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red_slug

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Producers:
Jeff Emtman

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