The rain came when we were staying with Grandma and Grandpa Great….and so did the snails. It was quite an event…you see this little man hates all things buggy, dirty, or slimy…. After watching Grandpa show him what the snails will do if you touch them, he was willing to give it a try.
We had snails everywhere!
Who ever said snails move slowly hadn’t seen our snails today!
They were speedy.
Kendry loved looking at them, feeling them holding them, watching them find their way along the sidewalk and talking about them. They really have been the highlight of our day.
The snails were all different shapes and sizes. There shells had a beautiful swirly pattern on them and the colors also surprised us.
We told K that snails are mollusks(really) and that we absolutely must wash our hands after touching them.
He thought it was really cool that the snail carries it’s home where ever it goes. Grandpa wanted to smash them….we told him nope not while Kendry is here! Well….Grandpa said..Snails and slugs come out at night and feed on the plants in our yard causing damage and making our lawn and plants less attractive. Once they have become established, they can be very difficult to eradicate. It makes more sense to attempt a ‘reduce and control’ approach than to go for a complete ‘wipe-out’ of the slimy little sliders….Good Luck Grandpa!