Jelly like substance in my borders - what is it?

Hello I have a strange jelly like substance which appeared overnight in my borders the night before last. It was everywhere. It looks amorphous in shape and is completely clear.

Water retaining gel?

Sounds very ‘Quatermass’! :rofl: Could it be a large snail trail?? My cat came in with a sticky jelly substance attached to him and it was tricky to get off - he’d been near next doors pond so don’t know whether it could be frog/toad related either? :frog: :snail:

Thanks folks - I’m hoping it’s just water retaining gel! I didn’t realise they put it in bags of compost though; thought it was something you added yourself.

I had some in a pot once, neighbour said mine was water retaining crystals…:joy:

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Yes I’ve had this happen to me too! haha