Snails


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The snails had been eating Burt’s plants again. He signed and plucked away the nibbled leaves that reminded. Hopefully, some of the plants would survive if he give them some extra care.

As for the snails, Burt got some plastic sheeting out of his shed and some metal rods he had made for this job. He constructed a mini greenhouse cover over the plants and put wooden planks on the floor to weigh the sheet down and stop the snails getting underneath.

Burt would never put out poison. He didn’t believe that was the correct way to deal with nature. The snails were just hungry and they didn’t mean to eat his plants, it was just their way. So, he wouldn’t kill them but he would stop them from getting access and encourage the snails to move on.

Being in harmony was the best way to live.

2 thoughts on “Snails

  1. He’s definitely right. Back in my caveman-days I had some mice in a hole in the wall. I used to put some food in front of their hole, and they stayed inside until it was empty. Then they would go searching around the cave for more, and I refilled. Later a rat came along. That wasn’t as cute.

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