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This story is a sequel to Twilight Holmes: Sabotage After Sunset

While Apple Bloom is away in Manehattan, Scootaloo and Sweetie Belle struggle to find something to do aside from crusading. In their search for activity, they realize that they don't know what Snails' cutie mark represents. Curiosity regarding what happens when you introduce a garden snail to table salt gets the better of them. There's no case too big, no case too small. Not for Scoots and Belle: rescue rangers bandit busters.

Part of the Twilight Holmes continuity, following It's Elementary, My Dear Rainbow and TH: Sabotage After Sunset. Reading the previous stories is unnecessary to enjoy Salting Snails.

Editing by Formerly Committed, Shellsh0cker, and Warlord487.

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And another into the series!

Also... Nice job on the art work.

~Skeeter The Lurker


Also this was so adorbs. <3

I enjoyed the story, simple and easy to follow! It was lighthearted, had a few sprinkles of fun comedy and the characterizations were good.

However (though, as you know, I am inherently not a shipper) I felt as though I lost something in the shipping of the pair. The reason being is not that I hate shipping or this pairing. It's that the story itself came across just like an episode of the show to me, and I was expecting it to continue to follow those lines. The shipping here just didn't feel... appropriate. I hope that makes sense.

That doesn't mean I didn't enjoy it though. Thanks for writing, you get an upvote from me :ajsmug:

I giggled, I giggled a lot. :rainbowkiss:

This was so adorable! And I loved the Chip and Dale Rescue Rangers references. I miss that show.

I love Scootabelle, and this was perfectly adorable. :heart:

It's the way of Twilight Holmes stories. Lighthearted slice of life mystery solving with a dash of feel-good fluffy shipping. :twilightsmile:

Ahhh, Gadget. The mouse that launched ten thousand furries. A pity that fandom tends to be insular and conservative. But that is for the best, I suppose. I don't want to end up shipping my wife with the fat one ...

And if you have no idea what I'm talking about, don't worry. It's nothing at all important.

That was just plain adorable! Using the Rescue Rangers as a backdrop instead of Sherlock Holmes was a nice choice too, since it nicely helped in illustrating the innocence of Sweetie Bell and Scootaloo compared with their counterparts (Twilight and Dash) in your previous stories. Plus, including the Chip and Dale's Rescue Rangers theme gave me some wonderfully nostalgic flashes back to my own childhood. :heart::scootangel::pinkiehappy:

Though on the other hand, you've now got that darned theme stuck in my head. Now all must share in my pain: :pinkiecrazy:

On a sidenote, if Apple Bloom would be Gadget in a potential sequel (which would be totally appropriate given her implied special talent), me wonders who would fill the roles of Monterey Jack and Zipper . . . :trixieshiftleft::derpyderp1::trixieshiftright:


I had this very discussion with my editor, Ech. I decided that Scoots has a small shirt she puts over her hoof when it's time to knock some fools out. No clue on Monty, though.

There is a new influx of Snails stories! YES!!! :twilightsmile:

Hmm . . . well, Monterey Jack's whole schtick was being a slightly older, more experienced, badass "Team Parent" with a food addiction, I'd say Derpy Hooves/Ditzy Doo would be a good bet ("Muffffffiiiiiiinnnnnssss!!" :derpyderp1::derpyderp2::derpyderp1:). A nice bonus for this choice is that it automatically makes Dinky into Zipper. :rainbowlaugh:

Its funny, you can tell that Bats is a Twidash author as soon as milkshakes enter the equation.

Maybe I'm a little slow, because I still don't know what Snails's cutie mark means.


That he's a bit slow on the uptake. Mean spirited? Yes. But that's basically the canon answer for what his cutie mark means, so take up any complaints with Faust. :rainbowlaugh:

I'll admit that I somehow completely missed the reference DESPITE the Rescue Rangers' theme song being in there, which just struck me as a bit odd. Man, it was really blatant too.

I bet a lot of kids these days have no clue what that show is, despite it being a classic.

And just like the MLP fandom, characters who only show up once are omnipresent in their fanfics apparently :rainbowwild:

It's crazy seeing something from my childhood getting crossover with MLP. I found myself singing the song every time you brought it up.:twilightsheepish: This was a fun story and the ship worked out better than I thought it would. Well done Bats.:rainbowdetermined2:

For Snips kind of being the "other special kid" alongside Snails, he sure doesn't seem that dumb. He sure the hell knows the basic technique of catching a frog. I can imagine it now... Snips & Snails vs Pinky & The Brain.

Also, purple jumpsuit and goggles sounds like the best fashion statement ever; right next to camo pants with red suspenders. :rainbowdetermined2:

Awwww. That was such a sweet story.

I know what's Snails's cutiemark really means, his cutiemark is a Snail (Despite being his name) is because he takes things slow, always calm, not worrying for little things. For example:

In the episode ''It's About Time.'' When Twilight :twilightsmile: was stressing out she's gone in a lot of trouble just to figure out what would happen in the future, on the other hoof, Snails would just go with it, not stressing out, and finding out what would really happen in the future. I love Snails, his my favorite colt.

Oh I moved this story. It was so adorable. And it felt very in character I like this ship actually. Its so cute and yes I love the rescue rangers. I'm going to go watch that now. Netflix here I come.

That story was adorable and sweet. Now I have the Rescue Rangers theme stuck in my head.:twilightsmile:

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That was weird. c.c

Scootabelle? :unsuresweetie:
Buck yeah! :scootangel:

Good stuff.

... I ship Chip and Dale. I am ok with this.

So does that make Babs Monterey Jack? Where's Sweetie Belle gonna get a flight cap that small? And who will be Zipper? I HAVE SO MANY QUESTIONS!! :pinkiegasp:

I knew that song sounded familiar! That was amusing, light and interesting to read and the theme song had my interest as to what it was, thanks for posting the link for it, it's been a while since I've thought of Chip and Dale :pinkiehappy:


Really? I have never seen that as an explanation. Doesn't make much sense, it's not exactly a talent, now is it? Most of the time they have him be interested in insects and such I find. One fic (sadly unfinished) had him being able to manipulate objects as if he could slow time. I thought that was rather clever.


Wait, conservative? What?

There's a particular website of the Rescue Rangers fandom noted for it's excessively conservative stance. Let's just say the majority of the shipping here (F+F) would earn you a ban if you even thought of posting similar there. It's an old-style forum board from .... the mid-late 90's.



I thought you were calling the furry fandom as a whole consservative.

Heh, that story was quite cute. Now I'm a little annoyed that I didn't read this a lot earlier.

No such thing as too much Scootabelle.

I demand a maximal amount of Scootabelle

im not to big on same gender shippings on mlp since most are over used, but this one was so cute :pinkiehappy: i laugh when i get really excited about a story, and this made me do just that :rainbowlaugh:

Well... that reference sure brings me back.

I did not originally understand the bomber jacket and Hawaiian shirt

I read the description


*One stupid second later*

I see what you did there...

Heck, everybody knows that frogs are a critical element in young love. Well, everypony but Diamond Tiara...

I reviewed this story as part of Read It Later Reviews #81.

My review can be found here.

I don't usually read Scootabelle and I'm not familiar with the Twilight Holmes series, but this story was very cute and ton of fun to read! Great job. :ajsmug:

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