snails

  sunnystaines 16:49 02 May 2014
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in the mornings we find loads of empty snail shells on the lawn. wondered what cases it do they shed their shells on a regular basis or does some sort of wild life bring them to our lawn to dine on.

wild life in the vicinity are various birds of prey, magpies,grass and adder snakes,weasels,fox, squirrels, badgers could of these be the culprit.

  Aitchbee 17:27 02 May 2014

The Snail Bailiffs ... for non-payments of rent?

  bumpkin 17:46 02 May 2014

They do tend to be a bit slow with most things.

  sunnystaines 18:10 02 May 2014

the shells are not broken as if snails sucked out of them.

  Aitchbee 18:27 02 May 2014

Snailien abduction?

  Aitchbee 18:38 02 May 2014

Seriously, I think it possibly might have been smaller beasties that have devoured the snails, like starvin' ants.

  sunnystaines 18:43 02 May 2014

Aitchbee there are a few ants nests could be the answer.

  rdave13 18:46 02 May 2014

A gardener's dream I would think. Slugs the next victims?

  BT 08:10 03 May 2014

I have a couple of evergreen bushes outside my Kitchen window which seem to be popular hostels for all sorts of beasties. Ladybirds hide in them over the winter and come out on the first sunny days of the year, sometimes there can be a hundred or so. One day last week there were about 50/60 small snails about 5/6 mm in size crawling about on the top leaves. They were only there once and didn't appear again.

  sunnystaines 08:48 03 May 2014

never seen a hedgehog round here, but i suppose they could be around.

  mbc 09:03 03 May 2014

Have you got any French people living near you, by any chance?

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