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  • pbffpbff Posts: 433

    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! image image

    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!

  • pbffpbff Posts: 433

    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...

  • pbffpbff Posts: 433


    A fruit-themed snail picture for the weekend...

    Catch up with you all in the week.

  • Allotment BoyAllotment Boy North London Posts: 2,481

    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. image 

    Must go Matron is calling me for my medication image

    AB Still learning

  • pbffpbff Posts: 433

    Ha, ha Iain! image

    Can anyone come up with any final ideas for collective nouns for snails, before we go to vote on the subject?


    Last edited: 20 December 2017 16:14:32

  • I'm going for  SLITHER  first.......... SQUEEZE second and CLUSTER third image

    Nice photo pbff image

    Iain - image

  • pbffpbff Posts: 433

    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!imageimage

  • Glitch on forum - can't post properly but check out Donald Trump - Doonbeg - Carrowmore Dunes - narrow mouth Whorl Snail.

  • pansyfacepansyface PEAK DISTRICT DerbyshirePosts: 17,229


    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
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