My job was to pull them out. The kids' jobs were to gather and toss them (note to self: buy that darn compost bin already woman!).
The more I pulled the more life came to the surface. The little ones were amazed at all the critters and creepy crawlers (ie. I don't know what they all were, exactly) that were shocked out of their comfy cozy hiding spots.
We heard lots of..
"WHAT is that?"
"Why is that one red/white/little/UGLY?"
A multitude of questions I didn't have a chance to answer before the next came flying from their lips.
Then I saw it, well them. A pair of large, slimy, squirming Gastropods of the Veronicelloidea family.
|Yep they sound as slimy as they look.|
The questions started again until A gasped, "It has a hole in it's head!"
Off to the interwebs we went...
After many, many, MANY pictures and multiple mutilations of the Latin language, they were finally satisfied. They now know the difference between a snail and a slug AND that it breathes out of "the side of it's HEAD", as B would put it.