If I happen to passing the end of the road after a rain shower, I have to look to see if the coniferous hedge is host to any snails. And today there is a veritable carpet of the gastropods all slithering around the spiky needles. I have no idea I'd they live inside the hedge and mainly emerge after a dousing. Or perhaps they live closer to the ground and after rain, for fear of being drowned, they crawl up to the top of the hedge.
As a non-gardener I don't feel extreme hatred for snails, and rather like them so produce a little photo montage of today's favourites. Now if they had no shells, and were merely slugs, absolutely no photos, ever. Yuck, yuck, yuck!