Monday, February 11, 2013

The Roman Snail

The rare Roman Snail (Helix Pomatia) is one of the wildlife highlights at Chedworth Roman Villa in England. It was brought by the Romans as food, and was fattened up on milk and herbs until plump enough to eat. During the winter months, they hibernate in several inches of soil and leaf debris and then re-appear in the middle of April.