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DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,507

"A fifth of British gardeners have thrown snails over their neighbour's fence, according to a survey.

Some 22% of people questioned for the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) said they had tossed a snail into their neighbour's garden, compared with 78% who said they had not.

Londoners were the worst culprits, with 30% admitting they had done it.

Gardeners in Scotland were least likely, where 14% admitted they had thrown a snail over a garden fence................."

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-27078782 

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  • ObelixxObelixx Vendée, Western FrancePosts: 27,631

    More slugs than snails here but I toss them in the pond or in the road depending on which is nearer.

    We have arable crops behind and to one side and pasture to the other side so they'd just come straight back to my juicy treasures if I lobbed them over the fence.

    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
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  • star gaze lilystar gaze lily Posts: 16,359

    Lol!! I do Dove. In  fact the other day whilst digging over a corner, there were 5 or 6 snails, all of which went flying over to next door!! imageimage

  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 46,463

    I was outside listening to the radio when they had it on the news - made me laugh! image

    I have to admit it - yes - but they go out on the road not my neighbour's garden!

    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


  • Orchid LadyOrchid Lady Posts: 5,800

    Hmmm.........it has been known, especially after having a go at my little man the other day image A few beetles may also have found their way over the fence, don't know if they were Lily beetles but they had a flying lesson anyway imageimage

    LOL!!  

    I have just been listening to the allotment man on R2 and he said you shouldn't do it as they have a homing instinct and will find their way back, apparently you should take then at least a mile away.......now who do I know that lives about a mile away (ref Forkers thread conversation this week image)

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,507

    Think they may have got a taste for air travel http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9hdt-zs4EvE 

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  • Orchid LadyOrchid Lady Posts: 5,800

    Bonkers LOL image

  • ObelixxObelixx Vendée, Western FrancePosts: 27,631

    The RHS did tests - painted marks on shells and then waited to see if any came back.  They all head home, admittedly at snail's pace, but they like home best.

    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
  • LavandeLavande Posts: 171

    No never - that's naughty.

  • Matty2Matty2 Posts: 4,817

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    Over the back fence - well it isn't a home. Done some this morning

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