Friday, 18 October 2013

Day 291: the first slither

I'm making my way to the bus stop, mornings are not really my thing so I am not completely with it. At the end of my road there is a thick coniferous hedge. And as I walk past I spot something really curious. The 'buds' on this hedge appear to be slowly moving. No I'm not hallucinating, I look closer and realise I'm witnessing possibly the first slither of countless teeny, tiny baby snails. There’s no bush coming around the corner and can whip out my camera. I want to try and indicate the scale and if it helps, the lush greenery in the foreground is actually a diminutive branch of pine needles! I'm fairly sure I've never seen a baby snail before and am quite fascinated.


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