Monday, June 10, 2013
Have I ever mentioned that I detest snails?
Yep - growing up in San Francisco and on the coast, there are many gray days - pea soup fog and snails love that kind of weather. Plus ice plant grow like weeds there and snails love ice plants. They also love red geraniums, which grow like weeds in SF. They are all over the place. Plus if you go to the Redwoods, they have BIG banana slugs. I don't care for them either!
I just always thought they were grossest pest I ever saw. Give me a spider or a bee - I'll even take a garter-snake or worms. One time, my next-door neighbor, who was a boy - Alyn tore a branch off a geranium plant and threw it at me - snails and all.
I had long hair - I screamed as my Mom hand picked a few snails out of my hair.
Then if Alyn hadn't done enough, a year or so later he told some of the boys in the school yard about my phobia and I had a dozen or more boys (and some mean girls) chasing me around the yard with snails. Thankfully they didn't throw them at me, or I'm telling you, I would of died of a heart attack.
Now days, they would get in real trouble - but that was fairly normal kid stuff.
So last night, Navy came and told me, that he saw some snail slime, on the floor of his room. I checked it out, and sure enough - it was snail slime. I instantly ORDERED him to look in his room for that snail.
I had a hard time getting to sleep - this morning he told me, he found a very big snail, on the backside of his dresser. Where the @%&# did that slimy son of a %$#&@ come from?
We're thinking he must of brought it in, on his clothes - rubbed up against a bush or maybe the dog brought it in? Or maybe the cat? It totally messes with my mind to think, that a snail was living under the same roof as me. Then I thought, what if, that snail squeezed under the door, to get out of the heat we just had??? Although I did not see any snail slime tracks - I guess it is just going to be a unsolved mystery.
PS Janie Junebug - Is it true you all have Giant African snails in Florida????
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