After planting them, I gathered up the empty nursery pots, which I was going to toss in the barn for future use. As I picked one up, look who I found.
That is Limax maximus, or leopard slug, an introduced pest common around my house in Grand Rapids, but neither present (to the best of my knowledge) nor desired at the family
I'll really be mad if I caught the adult and missed a blob of eggs in one (or more) of the pots. These little slime monsters and their crazy, swingin' sex shows are not something I enjoy, although at home they do very efficiently dispose of inconsiderate neighbors' pet waste, as well as every other kind of slug that may have once lived here. Now if I could just teach them to eat black vine weevils.