My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Now I know...
--what a wild snail eating sounds like: "... a cross between a bastard file and a chainsaw - like something out of Evil Dead II."
-- Some snails have elaborate mating rituals that involve kissing.
-- Speculation about Cupid's arrows in Greek mythology being inspired by the "love darts" that snails shoot into each other if they go the male/female route instead of using their hermaphroditic prowess.
-- that Darwin observed another scientist's experiment in which a sickly snail and its healthy partner were placed in an ill-provided garden. The healthy snail crawled away, over a wall, into a better garden. 24 hours later, it "returned and apparently communicated the result of its successful exploration, for both then started along the same track and disappeared over the wall."
-- That David George Gordon is one of the best nature writers ever.
Did you read The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating? Read this next. Really.
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