Slimy critters!!

I checked a Jacqueline Hillier Elm in the dark on Friday night (long story, don’t ask) only to find about 20+ baby slugs eating all the emerging leaves. Never seen this before on an elm in so blatant a fashion. I have liberally scattered the whole garden with pellets in an attempt at revenge!! Get your torches out and get checking!! Little b*%%^&s!!!