Friday, October 2, 2009
Housing crisis extends beyond our species
While foraging for escargot in the park, I made a startling observation. I used to see lots of snails. Now, all I see are slugs. I can't be the only one who has noticed this. Everyone knows that a snail is just a slug with a house.
The obvious conclusion is that slugs are suffering an unprecedented housing crisis too.
Granted, this is California, where the economic slump has hit very hard. Maybe it's not surprising that even garden creatures are suffering here, but I've got to think this is probably happening all over the nation.