Saturday, July 23, 2011
How Long it takes Snails to Eat Paper
As I started out on the morning's walk the other day I noticed this group of garden snails converged on a round paper thing . . . what looked like a lid of some sort to a food container maybe . . . on the sidewalk. The paper was wet, probably from overspray from the sprinklers in the nearby planter of star jasmine ground cover, also probably the snails' home and shelter.
Nearing home after four miles or about an hour later, the snails had pretty much consumed the paper.