I have had great fun reading this thread but I am afraid I don't qualify to join as my trusty trowel has be used too many times in defence of my plants.
I have about a dozen big Apple Snails in my two fish tanks.
josusa47 says:We are all profoundly relieved.
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We are all profoundly relieved.
Philippa - glad you liked my post about the Strawberry Snail.
Buttercupdays - I missed the program last night but just quickly watched the snail part on catch-up. What do SLS members and banded snails have in common? - they are all here because of quantum mechanics! Quantum theory is a bit mind-boggling and I certainly don't understand all of it, but then I guess the same was probably said of all other science beforehand.
I hope your bed hadn't got a flask of poison and a radioactive source in it as well as your cat, Buttercup!
Iain R - glad you've been enjoying the thread. Philippa's right though - you have to be careful what you say against snails. They are everywhere. It's only a matter of time before quantum mechanics enables our garden snails to develop advanced weaponry, like the Japanese and Russian snails, only against us!
Johnny - thank you for posting the photos of your lovely Apple Snails. They are beautiful!
pbff - No, but she would likely have run out of oxygen if I hadnt spotted her and she was trapped underneath!
Buttercup - our three cats are little monsters for going in places they shouldn't. The old saying of 'curiosity killed the cat' is certainly true! One of our cats is a tabby and we've always affectionately nick-named him 'The Banded Snail' ( because of his coat pattern and because he moves so slowly unless there's food on offer!)
He's rather like a snail when it comes to chewing off bits of my plants too...
A fruit-themed snail picture for the weekend...
Catch up with you all in the week.
Thanks for the warnings but the nice lady that sold me a (very expensive) copper trowel told me they had no defence against copper. Should I demand a refund?
Oh well when it comes time I shall go back to relying on my first strategy. I am banking on the fact that the Giant kings of the Snails, Slugs, & Mice the armies of the aphids &wasps will all be so busy fighting to get at me first that I can just slip past them all.
Must go Matron is calling me for my medication
Ha, ha Iain!
Can anyone come up with any final ideas for collective nouns for snails, before we go to vote on the subject?
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A very Happy Christmas and all the best for the New Year to all Snail Lover's Society members.
Hope you all have a lovely time.
Don't forget the pet slugs and snails this Christmas!