Friday, 28 September 2012

Baby Snail + Monty the Pillow

When I lifted the lid of the recycle wheelie bin I saw the smallest snail I had ever seen. Obviously snail eggs must hatch out to become tiny snails but I am sure this is the first time I have seen one anywhere near this size.

Baby Snail 2.jpg

Not my thumb but my little finger near the snail which measured about 10mm full stretch.

Baby Snail 1.jpg

Soundtrack - MIDI file played through Animoog app on the iPad

Penny and Monty the Moose becomes Penny and Monty the pillow:
She often uses Freddy the Fox or Monty the Moose as a head rest.
Penny is sporting her reflective collar ready for dark early morning walkies.

Penny with Monty the pillow.jpg

Have a great weekend observing the wild and domestic life around you.


  1. That is a smart collar...having white or generally white dogs it's an expense I don't have.

    1. Adrian. What your little darlings need are GPS tracking collars so you can find out where they have disappeared to in the long grass ;)

  2. Oh my word John, that is really small! I've also never seen them that small, either the don't make it because of the Thrushes in my garden (great snail-lovers!) or they're very good at hiding!

    1. I would guess, Maree, that they usually hatch out under damp vegetation where we don't notice them. It wouldn't be much of a meal for a Thrush. ;)

  3. That is one small snail!

    Lovely shot of Penny too.

  4. Hi John, I'm almost tempted to say how sweet....but then I think about all the plants it will eventually devour ;-)

    However, Penny definitely is sweet especially slumbering like that with her pal :-) I do like her collar, that is an excellent idea!

    Hope you both have a lovely weekend and that the weather is kind to you. It has felt much more like November than September to me this week. After such a disappointing Summer I'm just not ready for it!

  5. is that collar a misplaced Halo for the Angel in the chair?.

  6. Penny looks so relaxed and happy!


Thank you for visiting. Hope you enjoyed the pictures. Any comment, or correction to any information or identification I get wrong, is most welcome. John

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