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A Flesh-Eating Slug is a magical creature very similar to its namesake, the common garden slug.[1] The spittle of the Flesh-Eating Slug has a corrosive effect on both skin and plants.[2]

It is a garden pest, and in 1992, the Hogwarts Gamekeeper Rubeus Hagrid explained to Harry Potter that Flesh-Eating Slugs were ruining all of the school cabbages. The only known way to get rid of these slugs is by using a specific repellent that can be bought in Knockturn Alley.[1]

The Flesh-Eating Slug is apparently a fairly frightening creature to some, since a Hogwarts student was scared enough of them to turn a Boggart into one.[3]

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