June 28, 2009

Growing menagerie ... snail country

Mia decided to bring home a plastic container full of snails the other day she called 'snail country'. She said she felt sorry for them because the other kids at school were stepping on them. The other kids were teasing her affinity for grubs and bugs, but I could tell she was really worried about the baby ones.

I told her snails are nomads and prefer the great outdoors, because I wasn't too keen on them living in our veggie patch. With a few tears ... she released them to the wild, knowing they'd have a fine house to retreat to if it rained.

Update: today we purchased a few snails from the local petshop that can live in the pond instead of the veggie patch. So everyone is happy. They are biggies so hope they don't eat the fish!

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