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To Prevent Snails From Getting Stepped On, People Pimp Out Their Shells
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Animals7 years ago

To Prevent Snails From Getting Stepped On, People Pimp Out Their Shells

Snails are adored by photographers and kids alike, perhaps because of the beautiful homes they carry on their backs all the time. Unfortunately, even those sturdy homes can’t protect them from people who unknowingly step on them. Some improved visibility might save their lives!

To save these creatures from our boots, some compassionate people started to paint their shells. When these snails’ shells are colorfully painted, it’s hard to miss them crawling around. If you want to decorate your garden snails’ shells be sure to use non-toxic paint only, and try not to scare the snail too much or she may crawl out and leave her house behind!

It all may have started when someone noticed this little snail passing by an apartment complex

Source: imgur

Some people do it just for the sake of art, but it still saves a lot of lives:

Image credits: Julochka

Image credits: Slinkachu

Image credits: Matt Williams

Image credits: Jake Wild

Most animals try to avoid bright colors, as they signal danger and mean that the animal may be poisonous, so the paintjob may even protect them from other creatures

Image credits: Stefan Siverud

Image credits: Stefan Siverud

Image credits: Slinkachu

Image credits: Slinkachu

Image credits: Stefan Siverud

Image credits: Stefan Siverud

If you decide to decorate some shells, make sure to use non-toxic paint ONLY

Image credits: Stefan Siverud

Image credits: Jakob Barlow

Image credits: Stefan Siverud

Image credits: niftynnifer

Image credits: Stefan Siverud

Image credits: Stefan Siverud

Image credits: Stefan Siverud

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MargaritaRamónIrrazábal
Community Member
7 years ago

I must say it is a very nice idea and creative, but I also think it's better to leave nature run its course...

ChristIne
Community Member
7 years ago

I dont think humans stepping on snails and crushing them was ever part of nature running it's course

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SusanMoore
Community Member
7 years ago

I love this idea! I belong to the S.S.S (Slug Saver Society ) of Bellingham Wa. We move slugs off sidewalks and out of the sun.

KimPhillips
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7 years ago

That's adorable!

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SimonFalla
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7 years ago

Also makes them a superb target for Snail Eating animals and Birds...nice! :(

BriceDewitt
Community Member
7 years ago

Not really they avoid bright colored animals because they are usually poisonous

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MargaritaRamónIrrazábal
Community Member
7 years ago

I must say it is a very nice idea and creative, but I also think it's better to leave nature run its course...

ChristIne
Community Member
7 years ago

I dont think humans stepping on snails and crushing them was ever part of nature running it's course

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SusanMoore
Community Member
7 years ago

I love this idea! I belong to the S.S.S (Slug Saver Society ) of Bellingham Wa. We move slugs off sidewalks and out of the sun.

KimPhillips
Community Member
7 years ago

That's adorable!

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SimonFalla
Community Member
7 years ago

Also makes them a superb target for Snail Eating animals and Birds...nice! :(

BriceDewitt
Community Member
7 years ago

Not really they avoid bright colored animals because they are usually poisonous

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