Another reason to keep away from chemicals.
I found out that those pesky grackles that are nothing but nuisance for emptying out my bird feeders and trashing the birdbaths by dunking stale bread in the water (my neighbor
) do serve a useful function in the garden after all.
The other morning, through a window, I watched one tossing the mulch around, then chomping down on something. When it raised it's head, I saw white froth coating the side of its beak, so I really think it must've found one of the thumb-sized slugs.