reports that "scientists" were startled to find yet another "extinct" species is alive and well.
Last week I was startled to find several HUGE slugs on the sidewalk.
I wasn't quite as oblivious as Polistra here, but still narrowly avoided an epic squish.
The last time I'd seen a slug in Spokane was 1993.
If I'd been thinking like a "scientist", I would have assumed the slugs were extinct, and would have created tyrannical laws to steal all the property in this neighborhood. In the primitive magical mind of a "scientist", stealing property is a Holy Sacramental Anointment that miraculously resurrects an extinct species.
Since I'm not a "scientist" but only a mere human with a brain capable of logical thinking, my assumptions are different. I assume that the slugs have been hanging around underground forever. I assume they mount the sidewalk only in rare circumstances of totally saturated soil followed by a sunny day. I assume the same rare circumstances must have occurred in 1993.