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Hello Malgo,
Snails are actually great cleaners in nature.
They eat a lot of dead leaves and also small dead animals such as earthworms. On the other hand, they also like to eat fresh plants that the owner of a garden does not want to see disappear.
Just like in France, there are people in Belgium who enjoy eating snails.
I tried it a long time ago but found them very chewy and not exactly a delicacy.
I don't need to try a second time :)
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Old 06-28-2021, 10:32 AM
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Hi Paul,

Snails - with shells- are not so bad, disgusting are slugs.
In France, and probably in Belgium, Helix pomatia, escargot are eaten. I ate it in France and it was OK. Many of them are imported from Poland. The original range of occurrence of this snail in Poland probably covered only southern Poland. It was moved to other areas by man. The monks (including the Cistercians) contributed most to this, and from the Middle Ages grew a vineyard in monastery gardens and parks. They used the meat of this snail to supplement a low-protein diet during long fasts, because, like fish, snails were considered fasting.
And do you like Belgium delicacy- Moules marinières?
Have a nice week
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Hi Malgo,

Of course I like mussels

Kind regards,
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Hi Malgo

I saw a sign in the street today that might amuse you. "Slugs are really divorced snails which didn't get the house".

The nudibranchs are the nicest slugs. They live in the sea and are brightly coloured.
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Hi Chris and Malgo,

Beautiful sayings.
Australia has some wonderful snails!

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