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Saturday, 2 April 2011

Snail Without A Shell

Ever wondered what a snail looks like when he's outgrown his old shell and goes off to search for a new one? Well, wonder no more, as I have photos of such a snail on such a journey.

They really are fascinating creatures, the way in which they protect themselves is quite remarkable. It's really the first bullet-proof vest, if you think about it. They don armour that isn't part of their body in order to protect themselves.

I just find these simple creatures to be incredible.

Note: I found him on my trowel in the backyard, took him in the garage for some photos (he was a natural in front of the camera), and then brought him back to right where I found him. I even made a mark so I could return the trowel to the exact same place from which I took it. No snails harmed here; I love them far too much.

21 comments:

  1. i don't believe you have a snail. enjoy your slug

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  2. They don't search for a shell. Some snail species are born with an exoskeleton in form of a shell, some are not. Those without a shell will never have one.

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  3. Disgusting. I hate snails

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  4. Are you being a trickster here? That's a slug! :P

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  5. I don't know why people get disgusted at snails. I love'em

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  6. In my home country, those snails would have been put in a stir-fry.

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  7. we have them a lot in belgium :P

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  8. That's... kind of weird...
    Where the heck do they find the shells from, though?

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  9. He was tired of the shell! he wanted to be different.

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  10. like your blog man!!!
    thx for sharing

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  11. Naked Snail for the win! Put salt onit

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  12. they are really something special yet again every animal has its own unique features. i used to hate when my mom used to kill the poor snails with salt. its like they are a part of nature and its the same as someone was to throw acid at a human just because they are invading ones garden ugh!

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  13. Hahaha yes it IS a slug. You can tell by the slight truncation where a neck might usually be. This guy was hanging out with two snails - they were serious chillin' on my trowel in the backyard. They were all having fun eating small leaf particles.

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  14. Haha a slug. It looks so slimy and weird.

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  15. that looks like its fairly large...

    randomramblingggg.blogspot.com

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  16. lol that's not look nice !! I hate it!!

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