If your even half my demographics I'm giving you great advice. Oh,this is going to be the year of not the Monkey,but the year of Escargo.
I would bet some yards are having a good 5 pounds of snails per lot coming out of the jungle and up the sides of homes everywhere in the bay area.
I once collected about that much in a plastic bag. Sure,I wondered if that was edible. Just tossed them out with the weekly pick up.
I later tried escargot. Many years later after that at some restaurant. I did not pass on a delicacy to my taste buds as it turned out-chewy. But,hey,I realize if you grew up on that,its tasty. I didn't.