Thursday, January 22, 2009

Gourmet escargots - we have evidence

Some critter decided that today was garbage day. Time to rid the nest of all the debris of those Gourmet Escargots.

I have my dog Toby to thank for finding this little scene in our garden, and drawing my attention to it. It seems that we have pretty good help in battling snails and slugs.

© Yvonne Cunnington, Country Gardener


  1. Anonymous11:29 PM

    Yvonne! What a striking tableau. But I'm wondering about the little hole in the middle—could it be a bolt-hole for escapee escargot? Or maybe Toby just got his nose in there...

  2. Wow that is a RIOT Yvonne!!
    Good job Toby!!!
    I'm sure that critter just knew you would be coming to pick up the trash at some point! Smart little buggar!

  3. Never seen anything like that! Any idea what kind of critter would eat snails (oh, sorry escargot of course)and then even put out the trash for pick up?
    Bon appetit!

  4. I think it's voles, or some kind of field mouse.

  5. Thanks! Welcome, Catherine, I hope you'll visit again.

  6. What ever that critter is that lives down that little hole...I want one! It seems to be great at taking on snails!

    What a great photo, Kim

  7. Anonymous12:24 AM

    LOL...that is a fantastic photo. I need one of those critters in my garden!!!


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