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Snails love Lupins & Marigolds. I put some in my garden & they were scoffed by the snails the next morning.

So I put some more in & surrounded them with "slug slam".

The next morning it was like the bloody killing fields! Dozens & dozens & dozens of dead snails. The hedgehogs obviously can't eat 'em all.

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i'll have em with a smattering of garlic......yum..

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Me too!

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i'll pass! but thanks for the tip, claire, i have a damned battle with the slimy ones.

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Eat 'em! They're glorious.

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actually I could not eat a ruddy snail,,

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They taste like chicken Tomsk, so ... not as bad as you think.

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Don't eat any that have died from poisoning, tho'!

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Gosh no - but edible snails are bred in captivity, so to speak, so you're pretty safe if you go to a restaurant and order them.

It's rather sad really, because I like snails. The thought of them being put on a hot plate and frazzled ... well it's not too good is it!
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I know ... I don't like it at all when the animals we eat are not put to death quickly and in a humane way.

I like lobster and crab, but I can't eat them anymore because I just know they suffer terribly by being boiled alive.

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I know - it's horrible, and a snail is no less than a crab or lobster when it comes to feelings - and I like to eat all three!

I DID do a good deed the last time I visited the Canaries though. I pestered my OH to buy a lobster, which was crawling morosely in the bottom of a tank, awaiting its fate, with an elastic band round its pincers. We bought it, and let it go in the sea again. Just hope it wasn't caught for a second time.

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You are a delightfully fine human being, Icey!

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I'd have bought the lot, but there are so many sea-front fish bars selling them. Very sad really.

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It is.

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If you started to think about the ways in which live creatures are killed and cooked - or the opposite way round - I think we'd all be vegans, but I'm afraid I, like many people, enjoy seafood, crab and lobster included .... and snails in garlic butter. : (

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I'm almost embarrassed to say it now, but I love boiled seafood...especially crab, lobster, and crayfish!

When I lived in New Orleans we used to have regular boils. Put whatever it is we're boiling into the water with the vegetables and seasonings, and bring it up to a boil. You could practically hear them screaming....

"Help me! HELP me! AAAAA....!"

Delicious! :lol:

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Makes my mouth water just looking at it! I miss New Orleans! :vrysad:

I'll pass on the snails, though...tried it, didn't like it.

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I prefer seafood to meat actually, but yes, crab, lobster and crayfish .... lovely.

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a bit like paella?

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Paella's nice if made properly. I don't like squid adding to it though.

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