Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Salted Snails,,,

No, not another Norskie delicacy, just an easy way to get rid of a pest.
Iberian snails have become a problem here over the last 10 to 15 years. Horrible brown sods which can be up to 12cm long. They do severe damage to gardens, and to make matter worse they have started to cross breed with the local black snails. Maybe they'll produce a super species..
In the meantime, the easiest way to kill them is by sprinkling a little salt on them. Just in case that isn't totally effective, it's best to scoop them up and throw them out of the garden, on to the road, where the local boy racers can squish them.
'She who controls the wildlife in this house', (and that includes me), has just killed the first one this year.
Pity she disposed of it before I thought about the camera, just in case you think this is an April Fools post.
Pictures will follow of the next kill.

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