Snails finding a meal after rain

Snails finding a meal after rain

With regard to the horror which some children show of beetle, spider, worm, that is usually a trick picked up from grown-up people.
~ Charlotte Mason, Out-Of-Door Life For The Children

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  1. Umm T. Reply

    As salaam alaikum,

    I just love this picture, maashaa Allah. Did you take it? Is this in Singapore? My husband was wondering how big those snails are.

    • Imaan Reply

      wa `alaykum as salaam wa rahmatullaahi wa barakaatuh :)

      You do? LOL! It took me a while to not be like the adult the quote was referring to! My kids have no fear or squeamishness when it comes to the creepy crawlies! Oh yes I took the pic … in Islamabad after a cold winter rain. There were heaps of snails that came out of nowhere! I zoomed in on them so they look rather large but they are really small… they are eating on the end of a carrot so you can sort of guess their size. They are about the size of the end of your thumb maybe.

  2. Zaramara Reply


    Ewwwww lolz I never knew there were slugs/snails in Pak! How ignorant of me lolz. My 3 year olds love the slugs that come out this time of the year here in cold Manchester unlike me and 9 yr old DD!

    • Imaan Reply

      wa `alaykum as salaam wa rahmatullaahi wa barakaatuh!

      LOL! Yes there are – they just hide really well in Pakistan :P My smallie read Dick King Smith’s “Sophie’s Snails” and decided that she too needed a pet snail. We let her pick the snail up but drew the line at ‘domesticating’ it :P

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