Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Science lesson....


Yesterday when I went out to get the paper fairly early, these were abundant on my sidewalk in front of my house.....well, this time it was slugs. All summer I picked up snails every morning off my patio and put them in a paper cup. They were very small snails. I had to do some research to find out the difference in slugs and snails. The basic difference is that snails have a shell on their back and slugs don't. Slugs leave a silvery trail behind them and I saw lots of those trails when the sun shone down on my concrete. Slugs eat plants. I don't know what snails eat. I put out stuff to try to rid myself of the slugs and snails. Today I didn't see any, but it was considerably colder today than yesterday....so I don't know which made the difference.

1 comment:

Janis said...

I could have told you that, silly! :) They eat the same stuff. Pretty cool to watch them melt when you pour salt on them- -used to do that as a kid! :)