Tuesday, June 22, 2010

A Snail Tale

A Snail with a Tale. This is the story of a pest who lives in the garden. He uses his radula or tongue to rip leaves apart so he can eat them. These little mollusks are common garden pests but they're kind of cute too. Just take a peek at Steve one of the snails living out in my yard. These little guys carry their homes around on their backs and are thought to be lazy but imagine if you had to carry your home around with you :) not a minor task. If you want to read more, check this link out.

How 'bout you - any pests you have around your house that you think are kind of cute? Or am I the only one who doesn't like to kill the little creeping, crawling, critters?


Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

I confess to being partial to snails. They're kind of cute in a slimy way.

Rena Jones said...

Snails creep me out because I stepped on one barefoot in the dark when I was little. I don't mind them as long as I don't have to touch them. I'm like you and don't like killing anything. I'll go out of my way to get a bug outside somehow.

Great pictures!