SLUGS get into kitchens by teleporting, it has emerged.
Scientists solved the mystery of how the gastropods enter apparently secure homes after watching them shimmer and then disappear, like characters ‘beaming down’ in Star Trek.
Professor Henry Brubaker, of the Institute for Studies, said: “It appears the slugs have to form a very clear mental image of your kitchen floor before they can teleport. The level of mental concentration required explains why they move so very slowly.
“Once the co-ordinates are fixed in their slug minds they dissipate into atoms, reappearing a fraction of a second later, usually beside a bowl of cat food.
“There’s no point trying to keep them out. Just let them leave their sticky residue everywhere.
“Try not to let them see you looking disgusted – that’s what they want.”