My family, musings and life in the turtle pond

Seriously. It seems like every time I’ve turned around this week, A kid’s handed my a snail. And ofcourse I accept them, because the kids are all enthusiastic about their rather slimy treasures. Its hard to resist a three year old pulling on your shirt and practically shouting”miss turtle,Miss turtle. Look what I got.” as they thrust a snail at me like its a major prize. And for them ,it is. Any treasure they can find or catch is. Even though snails aren’t my treasure of choice, I will never show that to a child. Not when they went to the trouble of catching it for me.

And a farther comment on snails. Did you know that snails are artists? Yup, they are. They can paint. I can prove it. If you don’t believe me, just try this experiment.


1. catch snail

2. Put snail on black construction paper

3. Leave it alone for a few hours

4. Look at the result. The Snail painted!

5.Preserve artwork and watch parent’s faces when you tell them about the artist!

Helix pomatia, Helicidae, Burgundy Snail, Roma...

Image via Wikipedia


Comments on: "Dude, What’s with the snails?" (3)

  1. (Water based paint right?) If you could just motivate enough of the little snail guys, maybe you could sell unique wrapping paper? (People seem to buy just about anything) Funny post

  2. Did you see my snail blog? I would love to post this on my blog, but I am so new this blogging business I do not know how to do it. Could I have your permission?

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