Sadly this is right in front of the stove and yes it was that nasty. I try to keep it clean but shoes and animals don't help. It is feeding on a piece of spaghetti noodle. It was huge too. I don't know how the "slogs" as G calls them keep getting in the house. There is no outside entry into the kitchen (that I know of) and the door to the outside is at least 6 feet from where I found the guy. I have found more than just him in the house. Once I found one on the opposite side of the kitchen under the table eating a cheerio that had been dropped from breakfast. Again at least 6 feet from the door. I can't find the slug trail so I can't find the entry way. YUCK and double YUCK!