a question about snails

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  1. pappajohn

    pappajohn Funster Life Member

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    do rats eat snails ?

    do squirrels eat snails ?

    or do both eat snails ?
     
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    Rats certainly eat snails but not sure about squirrels .
     
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    Squirrels are vegetarian but will eat a snail if faced with severe hunger.

    Rats eat anything even leather and fur:Eeek:
     
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    Not sure that Rats do but then they eat just about anything :BigGrin: Only things I can think of are birds and Frogs (french variety) :BigGrin:
    terry
     
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    Bears eat all 3
    Squirrels , Rats,and snails.

    Squirrels and Rats will both eat snails:Sad:
     
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    Mmmm!!! still nothing pointing to which i have living under the false floor of the RV then. :Sad:

    reason i ask is i have today removed the inspection cover under the shower tray and found a small pile of broken snail shells.
    this void is accessed from the under sink cupboard which, in turn, is accessed from the underfloor void. where the waste pipes exit.
    never seen rats around our house but we do have squirrels.
    turds are the same size as rat shit but appear to be a different texture.
     
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    Snail shells are made of calcium carbonate and once the snail is no more:Sad: another snail will eat the shell as snails need calcium in there diet:thumb:
    Just a little snail knowledge:BigGrin:
     
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    you could always taste the turd to establish if it was a nut eater:Doh::Doh:
     
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    Nastyyyyy. Need a vomiting smiley for that one :Rofl1:

    found one.

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    There are so many jokes that could arise from this post but I won't go there. Could it be that the snails have just gone there, found no sustenance and just died? :BigGrin:

    Ivy
     
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    Blue tongue Lizard eats snails
     
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    maybe you have a resident french borrower in it. :Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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    Thanks to google
    lots of animals eat snails.
    song thrushes, mistle thrushes, redwings, ground beetles, hedgehogs, common shrew, parasitic nematode, marsh flies, slow worms, centipede, common newt, Bacillus Thurungiensis, rooks, jackdaws, jays, magpies, starlings, blackbirds, fieldfare, gulls, owls, robins, toads, moles, common lizard, foxes, mice, [HI]rats[/HI], testacellid carnivorous slugs and glow worms.
     
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    [HI]you missed our european friends the french[/HI]:Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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    Regarding the snails. I once had one in an RV and although I never actually saw the thing there was always a trail on the shag pile carpet.
     
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    are you sure it was a snail and not a woman of the night ???:Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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    i have been known to eat one or two of the wee critters and most things that slither crawl or creep yum yum
    any way to get back to rats and squirrels
    rat's will eat your snails
    squirrel are known to eat insects and invertebrates
    i will eat all of them if pushed:Rofl1:
     
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    Looking more like a rat then. :Angry:

    shame it isnt a squirrel as i believe they are territorial and there would only be one.

    they/it have taken quite a lot of bait and avoided the traps (almost) so the next step is glue mats and a .22 pellet to the head.
     
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    Any tomato sauce near the snails' shells? or sauce smelling Garlic??

    If so .... you might have a french clandestine (hope it's the right word:RollEyes:)on board:Eeek:
     
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    Did you notice carpet burns on your knees and elbows at this time:Wink:
     
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