Having posted the video of them in action yesterday, I though I'd mention that I saw a programme recently where Gordon Ramsey explained that the snails in your garden are just as good to eat as escargot you'd get in a posh restaurant. Here's how to prepare them -
Before you can eat garden snails you have to get rid of their toxins. For the first two days, leave the snails in a container without any food, washing them regularly with clean water. On day three, give them a carrot and leave them for a couple of days until you see orange droppings. Finally, wash them again and place them in the fridge in a sealed container which sends them into a deep sleep. They are then ready to be cooked!