Meet Dale, The Snail

Dale says, it’s hard being a snail

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Always carting around this heavy shell

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Like a tiny prisoner forever in jail

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Everyday effort that makes you pale

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Blades of grass feel free to impale

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Makes it hard sometimes just to inhale

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The frail life and travails of a snail

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Just another unhappy tale

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While it is not hard to catch a snail and paint on it, there is some skill to getting detail onto their shells. All these works of art are totally real and done using non-toxic paint so it is harmless for the snails. And some are painted for a very good reason indeed…

These from the hashtag “#savethesnails” are made by various people who want to try to save snails in their gardens and local parks from being eaten. Birds will often give these brightly coloured snails a very wide birth…

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