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  • 17/04/2009 04:16 PM
    • Phot's-Moll
    • The sunny South coast.
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     For the last week, I've gone out every evening and collected 100 snails, which I've then stomped on. This afternoon, I collected 300! If I keep doing this will I eventually end up with less of a problem, or won't it really make much difference?

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  • 17/04/2009 04:21 PM
    • sue1002
    • Ipswich, Suffolk
    • 06 Sep 2005
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     At this rate Phot's, I think you'll end up with a sore footWink  I've found some snails around here but nowhere near as many as you, let's hope you've got them before they laid their eggs.

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  • 17/04/2009 05:41 PM
    • Phot's-Moll
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     Itake care to stomp with both feet evenly! I first collect them all in a bag and then I stomp. It's quite messy.

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  • 17/04/2009 05:45 PM
    • Anemone
    • County Down, Northern Ireland
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    It sounds very satisfying Phot's.  Big Smile

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  • 17/04/2009 07:18 PM
    • Digger
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    That sounds like a cruel death for the poor snails,Snail did you never watch the magic roundabout? 

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  • 17/04/2009 09:13 PM
    • Phot's-Moll
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     If any of them sing, I'll let them live.

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  • 17/04/2009 09:15 PM
    • Anemone
    • County Down, Northern Ireland
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    I'd say it's just slightly more humane than the burning moat solution another forum member has suggested. Stick out tongue

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  • 17/04/2009 10:50 PM
    • Digger
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    Yes but the burning moat solution gives the creatures a choice, whether to cross and die or go elsewhere and the barrier of death was designed for slugs not nice snails

    digger Devil Sage of the fells
  • 18/04/2009 09:20 AM
    • Anemone
    • County Down, Northern Ireland
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    Big Smile  Oh that's ok then digger. Wink

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  • 18/04/2009 10:24 AM
    • Roundelder
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    ...easy to see why the French eat the little buggers...

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  • 18/04/2009 10:28 AM
    • Phot's-Moll
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     I think some of the garden snails are edible. I don't fancy trying them, but that'd be a great way to get rid of them.

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  • 18/04/2009 10:55 AM
    • Jo
    • Northumberland
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    We have hundreds of snails here too.

    The lawn moves with them at night and you can go out and crunch them!!!

  • 18/04/2009 11:08 AM
    • Susiq
    • Northumberland
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    I give ours to the chickens - they LOVE em! We have tons of slugs too - unfortunately!

  • 18/04/2009 05:45 PM
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     Jo, you could crunch them with those shoes with spikes on that you can get for areating the lawn and do two jobs at once!

    Feeding slugs and snails to chickens is a great idea, Susiq.

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  • 18/04/2009 06:14 PM
    • sue1002
    • Ipswich, Suffolk
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     Just don't feed them to fish or you will end up with a filter box full of millions of young ones - experience talking hereSurprise

    sue1002