Monday, July 18, 2011

When Snails Overindulge


HOO-boy! Those peppers were spiiiiii-cy!! Sprinkle me with garlic and toss me in butter, ‘cuz I’m on F-I-R-E fire!

Phew. I knew I shoulda stuck with the cilantro.

18 comments:

Kelly said...

Ha! Cool shot!

MG Higgins said...

Ha! Snails are my garden nemesis, but I hate killing them. It's quite a conundrum.

ICQB said...

Oh, how funny!

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

How funny!
I do like snails.

Bish Denham said...

Wow and LOL. Fabulous photo! I'm with the snail, I don't do hot.

Ara Burklund said...

Interesting photo! Don't think I've ever seen a snail taking a drink.

Kim Kasch said...

I have an unbelievable amount of slugs/snails in my yard. The snails are to cute to kill. :(

Rena said...

Great picture!

Suzanne Casamento said...

Great picture. Adorable commentary!

Adrienne said...

Kelly - I thought a snail was an easy subject, but this guy was pretty quick!

MG - Same here. I occasionally toss one (gently) over the wall. Only when they chow down on one of my favorite plants.

ICQB - From the looks of my herb garden, he'd worked up quite a thirst. :)

Green Girl - Me too! They are charming to watch.

Bish - I've worked up a tolerance to hot stuff over the years - too much great Mexican food available here. :)

Ara - It didn't actually drink from the spout, but he seemed to be trying awfully hard!

Kim - I agree. I pretty much leave all the critters alone, which is one reason my garden is far from perfect.

Rena - Thanks!

Suzanne - Thanks! Some photos beg for captions.

Sharon K. Mayhew said...

Poor little snail. :(

Adrienne said...

Sharon - He doesn't seem too unhappy; I see him hanging out by the fountain every morning. :)

Anne Spollen said...

Great photo - without your header, I'm not at all sure I would have known that was a snail!

Adrienne said...

Anne - I wondered if anyone would make out the snail in that picture. Unfortunately I have too many of those things blending in all over the garden (but I still think they're kinda cute).

oceangirl said...

hello adrienne, that was so cute. i love snails, i remember when i was little i would touch them to see if they would hide in their shells. but they say their slime is poisonous. so i do not play with them anymore!

Adrienne said...

Ocean Girl - I didn't know that. I remember studying them in science class in junior high - no warnings about their slime!

Mary Witzl said...

That snail needs to come to Scotland. Not much spicy food here, and there's never any shortage of water.

Adrienne said...

Mary - I'd happily come along with him (but I'm bringing my peppers)!