Thursday, July 16, 2009

Garden Snail

I was out pulling weeds in the garden this morning, (weeds that I just can't seem to get rid of anymore!!) and came across this little guy. It's the first time I've seen a snail in our garden, or even around our house anywhere! Of course, I had to run and grab my camera, but getting a picture was hard because he was a bit camera shy. He kept going back into his shell every time he would hear a noise.

I left him in the garden, but now I'm thinking that I don't know if snails are good or bad for gardens. Does anyone know? I don't want him eating my melons or my tomatoes!

UPDATE: Thanks everyone for letting me know they aren't good. I went out, and I think that the weeds he must have been hiding in were his shelter from the heat, because he was dead - probably got cooked by the sun. I guess I need to concentrate on getting rid of the rest of the weeds to make sure there aren't any more!


Michelle said...

i think they are bad. my parents have had a bunch of them at their house before, and my dad hates them! he's a major I always assume he hates them for that reason.
the taco casserole was good!

TheKeilShpeel said...

BAD.. I think a snail has been eating our strawberries.

Jenny May said...

RIght up there with SLUGS
They will eat the plants and the "fruit" of the plants any chance they get...
Can you tell I'm not a fan of slugs or snails...??

Cassie said...

I don't think I've ever actually seen a snail in real life. I like the pictures!