No Snails With The Ales


Weird and Wonderful

No snails with the ales
15th May 2018

By Lloyd Lugsden

A snail racing competition was postponed because the snails were too ‘sluggish’ to take part.

The charity event was ready to go until organisers noticed the snails were not so ready to go. The Dartmoor Union pub in Holbeton, Plymouth, was about to collect them from the pet shop but was told the cold weather had made them too slow to go racing, reported the Telegraph.

On its Facebook page the pub said: “Unfortunately due to our snails being extra sleepy we have had to cancel the snail racing championships.”

On posters advertising the event it states: “The cold snap has led to a medical problem with our racing snails, it’s called hibernation. A new date will follow soon. Sorry.”