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Snail selling side-business in Big Sandy a success


Last updated 3/19/2021 at 12:09pm

Havre Daily News/Colin Thompson

Snails crawl along Thursday at the Big Sandy residence of Vanessa Janssen.

Big Sandy resident Vanessa Janssen recently stumbled onto a somewhat unusual idea for a side-business recently: selling snails as pets.

"My parents still make fun of me. Apparently I'm a Montana snail rancher ... it's pretty hardcore," Janssen said jokingly.

She said the business originated when her mother ordered a few adult snails for Janssen's children.

She said her children are home-schooled and she's always looking for new ways to entertain them, but when the snails laid a clutch of eggs she didn't know what to do with them.

"I kinda panicked," she said. "I mean what am I supposed...

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