A grandmother from Anglesey has declared her strange taste for the British garden's most famous gastropods - the common snail.
Oriole Parker Rhodes, a 59-year-old from Wales, spoke of her desire to oppose the recession by using things to hand - with snails being a particularly popular choice given the fact they were eating her potatoes and generally littering her back garden.
Using a pair of tights
, she is able to give them a new home, stretching the hosiery
over a flowerpot to let them live for a week after finding mature specimens.
With the help of melted butter, wine, stock, onion, garlic and wild herbs, the gran is able to cook up a storm - although it may not be to most people's taste!
Last month, the Open University asked for students to go on a hunt for banded snails in order to trace the effects of climate change in the UK.
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