Science: Slug Time

Many an evening, householders in the quiet town of Emporia, Kans. (pop. 15,000) have been startled by a bobbing light at the bottom of their gardens, and a voice out of the darkness crying: "Ah, there's one." But they have gradually got used to it. The voice is only Dr. Earl Segal, assistant professor at Kansas State Teachers College of Emporia, turning over stones in search of slugs. A huge (6 ft. 3 in., 200 lbs.), craggy man with a mop of unruly black hair, Dr. Segal, 35, has a passion for Limax flavus,...

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