Sunday, October 06, 2013

A tiny snail

After I brought some flowers into the house last week, I noticed this little critter on one of the leaves. I put him on my hand to take him outside, then thought to grab the camera. I have no idea whether this is a baby snail (I guess that it probably is) or some full-grown tiny species.

An itty-bitty escargot. I released him into the front garden.

It's Sunday, so the hunters will be out in the vineyards today. Unless the growers are out with the harvesters. The harvest takes priority over the hunting. I wouldn't be surprised to see them picking today after the heavy rains we had on Friday night. The weather is predicted to be sunny and dry through the middle of the week, so there should be a good deal of activity out there, especially when they start picking the red grapes.

6 comments:

  1. awwwwwwwwwwww, a wee one! wonder if it was a boy or a girl? and how would you tell?

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  2. Holy cow! What a perfect, tiny little thing!

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  3. Lucky for him/her that you gave him a second chance! Well done!

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  4. Like all babies, it's very cute.
    No doubt when it grows up it will look just like its mother !!

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  5. anne marie, I think it's a boy AND a girl! Snails are hermaphrodites.

    judy, it was really, really small.

    rick, hey! Congrats on the e-book, by the way. Thanks for stopping by.

    mary, I herd flies and bees out the windows to avoid swatting them. Unless they're particularly annoying.

    jean, lol!

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