On his most recent visit, MKid helped me crumble some stale bread, and we tossed it outside on the patio. In deference to the poor birds beaks we used to toss it on the lawn, until we discovered that the neighbours cat was making a meal of the newly fed birds - so patio it has to be.
I reckon we must've tossed the bread too late in the day, as it was still there that evening. And it rained. So the bread crumbs got a tad wet (a.k.a. soaked) and firmly attached to the paving.
Which means that it's not so easy for the birds to peck up. But, it seems I have discovered an accidental eco distraction against snail damage.
Why...?... because the snails proceeded to make a meal of it!
Munch, munch, munch.
They even went so far as to spread the word... (or should that be taste?)
I have no problem making piles of soaked stale bread to attract snails - it will certainly make them easier to spot at night and toss into a bucket of diluted beer water. Why beer? Well, beer destroys their mucus membrane LOL (now I'm wondering what effect beer has on humans - apart from the obvious...!)
And I'm going to have to be sneaky here, 'cos I dunno if RMan is going to willingly part with a bottle?