The bird ate the snail.

flower pot.
@dwstory (1082)
Roseburg, Oregon
May 15, 2017 1:48pm CST
I am not having any luck with my garden at all. Some plants were coming up. Even a watermelon plant was coming up. I even found some snails and put them in with the plant. Than along came a big brown and black bird. The bird ate the plants and took off with the snails. The empty shells were left behind. I did not even know that a bird ate plants. There was a hummingbird that came two days in a row. So I will get a hummingbird feeder and feed the hummingbirds.
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@MALUSE (40031)
• Germany
15 May 17
Why don't you put a net over the pots so that the snails and the birds can't get at the plants?
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@dwstory (1082)
• Roseburg, Oregon
15 May 17
Patches.
Maybe a net would keep Patches out to.
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@JudyEv (123138)
• Bunbury, Australia
17 May 17
@dwstory Cats love sleeping in a container don't they?
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@dwstory (1082)
• Roseburg, Oregon
20 May 17
@JudyEv Yes they do.
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@JudyEv (123138)
• Bunbury, Australia
17 May 17
I'd love to be able to put up a hummingbird feeder but they don't have hummingbirds here.
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@dwstory (1082)
• Roseburg, Oregon
20 May 17
We saw one so far this year.
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@shebish (791)
• Egypt
15 May 17
I am struggling with my tomato plants this year,it has been a constant fight to keep the cats off of them and now the ants are attacking them
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@dwstory (1082)
• Roseburg, Oregon
16 May 17
Why do cats like to lay on plants.
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@shebish (791)
• Egypt
16 May 17
@dwstory I think it is because they must secretly like me chasing them with the watering can.
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@dwstory (1082)
• Roseburg, Oregon
16 May 17
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@much2say (39107)
• United States
15 May 17
Well, the birds certainly had luck with your garden . Not that we have any sort of "real" garden, but some of the things I've planted never even made it as a plant . . . no birds nor snails would even care about it !
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@dwstory (1082)
• Roseburg, Oregon
16 May 17
I hve one plant coming up and that is it.
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@much2say (39107)
• United States
16 May 17
@dwstory Guard it with your life!
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@dwstory (1082)
• Roseburg, Oregon
22 May 17
@much2say I am. I been giving bread to the birds.
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@Tampa_girl7 (25675)
• United States
22 May 17
We have had rabbits eat our garden in the past
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@dwstory (1082)
• Roseburg, Oregon
26 May 17
You could catch the rabbit and eat it for supper.
@responsiveme (16029)
• India
22 May 17
Do keep on at it, when something grows it feels wonderful
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@dwstory (1082)
• Roseburg, Oregon
26 May 17
Things are coming up now.
@bluesa (13421)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
20 May 17
Nature can be so unfair @dwstory . I wish I could see a hummingbird, but we don't have them here in JHB.
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@dwstory (1082)
• Roseburg, Oregon
22 May 17
It is my first year of growing things so if nothing comes up it is fine.
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@garymarsh6 (14037)
• United Kingdom
20 May 17
I think the bird was doing you a favour. The snails tend to eat the plants. Good luck well apart from Patches lying in the tubs. One of our cats likes to do that when its sunny!
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@dwstory (1082)
• Roseburg, Oregon
22 May 17
Patches gets her way since she is old.
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@just4him (116693)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
15 May 17
Birds do eat seeds, so it makes sense they would eat the plants. I didn't know they ate snails. You might need to put a mesh of some kind over the pots if you put more seeds in them so the birds won't get them.
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@dwstory (1082)
• Roseburg, Oregon
16 May 17
I am going to do that. Nothing is going to grow this year. I will be surprised if it does.
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• United States
15 May 17
Oh no. Snails are good for the plants too David right? All in sync.
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@dwstory (1082)
• Roseburg, Oregon
16 May 17
All that was left was the empty shell when the bird flew away.
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