For those of you without teflon hands, here are a couple of kinds of wooden tongs for you. We have cooking/barbeque tongs (30cm) and some toast tongs. The toast ones are 17cm and they're less fun than sticking a knife in the toaster but certainly less risky.
STOP PRESS: just in - an excellent suggestion from a customer, the BBQ tongs are excellent slug-slingers. She's quite right, if you pick them up, you'll never get the slime off your fingers. And using a stick never seems to work very well.
They're made from beechwood and they benefit from a little wipe with vegetable oil before the first use.