Spring has officially arrived, and that means time in the garden. While you may be pulling weeds and tending bulbs, a vineyard in South Africa has a snail problem, but they’ve found a unique solution: Indian Runner ducks.
Vergenoegd Wine Estate ‘hires’ over one thousand ducks to spend their days in the vineyard, eating snails. Pretty good gig! Free food AND a wage? No, just free food – but it’s a bit of a tourist attraction, and also helps the vineyard keep the chemicals to a minimum.
Here’s the daily parade to work: