Wildlife Care Network Needs Snails

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Wildlife Care Network Needs Snails
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Source: Santa Barbara Wildlife Care Network

Pumpkin Enrichment! The mammals are having a blast with their pumpkins. We are now looking for donations of SNAILS for another enrichment activity!

We toss snails into their hay so they can forage for them. If you have any snails, please gather them in a container with air holes from which they cannot escape and bring them over to 1460 N. Fairview Ave between 8am - 5pm.

The raccoons and those who care for them will be so thankful! 

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a-1605195230 Nov 12, 2020 07:33 AM
Wildlife Care Network Needs Snails

If you or the neighbors near you use any sort of outdoor poisons, your snails are ineligible as food products. They could poison the wildlife. I hope the Network screens thoroughly and gives the snails digestion-cleaning procedures before using them for food.

a-1605239289 Nov 12, 2020 07:48 PM
Wildlife Care Network Needs Snails

Good point; I wonder how WCN handles this. I'll leave what I may have for the birds, skunks and opossums who know they're welcome here. I'll give another donation so they can buy clean snails -- there must be such a thing.

Grabber Nov 12, 2020 08:04 AM
Wildlife Care Network Needs Snails

I didn’t know raccoons eat snails - good on them! The ‘Cornu aspersum ‘ don’t belong in CA, they were brought here by the French and turned loose to provide for the HUGE demand for escargot (?). France does not have skunks, Pepe le pew notwithstanding. I say we send them a few breeding pairs of our skunks as repayment for the snails, no?

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