I used to have a a vegetable garden in San Francisco where there is a serious snail problem. I was reading a book to my toddler about a depressed snail who no one liked until he encountered a duck. The duck claimed to love the snail! And that was when I discovered my ecological solution to garden pests. Quackers the Duck was the first of my flock almost 3 decades ago. I have kept ducks ever since. They turn creepy crawly bugs into golden eggs. They have wonderful personalities and can be a very warm and loving pet. I have referred to this website many times over the last decade and am grateful for the astute advice. Even after 3 decades of duck farming, there is still plenty for me to learn.