I’m on business in LA this week. I come out here a couple times a month but it almost never rains while I’m here, or when I’m not here for that matter.
Anyway I was at the contractor site today after it rained the night before. I’m walking on the sidewalk through the courtyard between 2 different buildings when I notice that there are loud crunches with almost every step, almost like an egg shell being smashed.
I looked down to see what on earth I was stepping on and to my (gross) dismay it was…
Any guesses before I tell you? I’ll post back soon with the nasty answer.
Absolutely disgusting. There were 100’s of snails, of all sizes ranging from small grape to golf ball size, crawling all over the sidewalks. Golf ball size suckers. The snails themselves don’t disgust me but the fact that I was crushing them into green piles of mush 2 at a time grossed me the f out.
Do snails always come out en masse when it rains here? I’ve never seen anything like it before in my life. They were EVERYWHERE. By lunch they were all gone.
Late one night in Alabama, my mom was driving her siblings and parents home after a rain storm. The rural roads had no lights. After a half hour or so, mom wonders aloud if there had been heavy winds in this area since the road was absolutely covered in leaves. Grandad says, “Those aint leaves. They’re frogs.” Mom had been running over frogs the whole time. And boy was she grossed out for next ten-fifteen minutes it took to get home.
And yeah, down in FLA, I deal with the whole crunchy snail issue throughout the summer.
I had a pretty good suspicion what this thread was about before I opened it as I had a similar experience in St. John’s, Newfoundland once. By the time I noticed, there was simply nowhere to step without crushing some poor li’l snail. Haunts me to this day.