Thursday, May 27, 2010

Water Snails

Yesterday I was in the yard taking pictures of my waterlilys when I decided that the watergarden needed some snails. We used to have numerous mature snails in there feeding on moss but when a turtle decided to make my watergarden its home, he ate all my snails and fed on my water plants. Now the turtle is gone and the waterlilys are blooming nicely so I thought it would be nice to buy more snails.

Jimmy & I headed to our local pet store but they only had two snails in the store, but they had some tadpoles & very inexpensive feeder fish, so I thought to myself, "Why not?" We went home, set our purchases free and watched them for a while to make sure they liked their new home. Whenever I go into a pet store I wish I could buy everything in the store (except for the exotic animals that aren't native to the United States) and turn them loose, set them free back into a more natural environment.

After watching the two snails we decided that perhaps this job was just too big for just two small snails, so we made another snail run to the neighboring town where we found a tank full of snails and bought six more. I'm sure that by the time the snails multiply that we'll be overrun by snails, but then we can take them to the creek and release them, or give them to someone who might need some for their watergarden.

Sorry no pictures of our snails....it never entered my mind to take a picture of them during the releasing ceremony :) I can't think of everything....

5 comments:

NARFE Local Chapter 1373 said...

We will be leaving here at 6 AM your time tomorrow morning.
Mom is washing clothes and then we will get in the pool.
Love Ya
Dennis

... Paige said...

We have snails in our yard, I just never know where I'm going find one just hanging out

Anonymous said...

Hi! I just wanted to let you know I left you a mesage on facebook. Love you all and miss you!

Reva

LZ Blogger said...

No one can think of everything! I hope all is well with you and the family? ~ jb///

somershade said...

looks like a painted picture,beautiful. Love you Momasita.