Sunday, 29 July 2012

Bye bye snail

Today we said goodbye to Rex, Rex was our Giant African Land Snail which I got back in March 2009 from Freecycle. I remember seeing a ad one day from someone in the town next door saying that they were giving away a Giant African Snail and a tank. I was 8 months pregnant at the time and had no pets, I looked up snails online and saw that they were so simple to look after so I agreed to take it off her hands.

That was over 3 years ago and I guess that's why I'm a little sad, it may only be a snail but it's grown with Oli. Only last year he got too big for his original tank so I treated him to a new one. He from being the size of a penny to the size of my hand. It's rather sad that he's popped it now as they can grow to the size of your arm, that would of been fantastic to of seen.

Now I'm stuck with a snail corpse & not quite knowing what to with it. We've got no soil in the garden where we can bury him and we're moving again soon so no point in really doing that. I guess we need to bin him but I just cant bring myself to do that. We've already decided what we're going to do with the tank, Oli's going to pick a fish to put in it. Thankfully he doesn't really understand death at the moment and probably wont even notice Rex missing, so I don't have that as a issue to deal with. His biggest issue is trying to decide a name for his new fish.