Some nights ago the night was still, and dew lay heavy upon the grass.
Perfect conditions for those snail killing machines, so off I go looking for them.
I had tried the bait, and the occasional shell told me that a few had fallen foul of the tactic, but the damage done was in excess of what the odd shell could do, and despite the odd shell, the damage continued.
Torch in hand, walking quietly, keeping my breath quiet lest I be heard, I patrolled the premises.
Of course I knew they couldn't hear or see me coming, but this was war!
I opened the second gate to our property, seldom used, less so at night time.
I recoiled in horror and shock at what lay before me!
Dozens upon dozens of snails, feasting on the remains of a biodegradable bag.
Gaze upon the photo I couldn't help but take of this bizarre gathering.
They had no sense of their impending doom and so for a few minutes stood and watched as they feasted like none other since King Henry 8th.
Like a sirens song they must have come from far and wide.
However, we now face a new conundrum.
- Have I been the first to associate snails with these new biodegradable bags?
- Do we go back to plastic bags, and their environmental hazards?
- Do we user the biodegradable bags as a lure to collect the offending creatures in one place before delivering the fatal blow?
- Another possibility?
I have been informed that the new bags are based upon corn starch, hence the snails almost perverse attraction to them.
Tell me forum readers, what is your take on these biodegradable bags, and snails.