Schnecken


Schneke (snail) is a term of endearment in German. I have always had a soft spot for the little guys. When I was a little girl, I'd always peel them off the sidewalk after it rained. It would be sad if anyone stepped on them!

I found these little guys in my backyard. I just hope they're not bad for my plants.

9 comments:

Z said...

Urm, I think they can be very, very bad for your plants. :-( See all the jagged ends to the leaves: that might be their doing...

Is it true that both slug and snail are known by the term Schnecke? How does one distinguish between them in German? We had lots of yucky slugs in Maryland. *hate*

crittoria said...

That's so interesting that snail is a term of endearment in German. They aren't one of my favorite creatures, I'm afraid. A bit too slimy for me...

TOG said...

I like our native snails and they are at peace with my garden. But the exotic snails and slugs are a big problem in my yard. The new comers will eat the orchid flowers and they can swallow a seedling orchid plant.

Rambling Round said...

Good closeup but too close for me! snails aren't welcome in my yard.

Halcyon said...

These guys were actually in the grass. The next time I see them, I'll move them to a weedy part of the lawn. ;-)

I'll put up a post tomorrow about slugs, just for you Z.

Hilda said...

Eek. I'm afraid we have totally opposite views about snails (and slugs!). I can't squoosh them like I used to when I was a kid though. I'm just glad we don't have any in our garden.

How are you with spiders? They're my best friends. ;D

Per Stromsjo said...

Looks like a couple of small fellows in the grass. Maybe you could view things the other way around: suppose your grass is nice place because you don't put a lot of chemicals there. The presence of life can be a good sign...

brian said...

i like snails and slugs make me squeamish =) as a kid i was always careful not to step on 'rolly-pollys'

here's hoping the 'ole miss' debate goes on this friday!

D said...

I know they WILL eat mums.

ick