Photo of the week – week 22

We have a fascination in this house with mini beasts and snails! Monkey and I were in the garden on Wednesday and he found a snail moving through the grass.  It kept him captivated for ages, especially as it was so active.  He was enthralled by its slow slithery movement and the way it’s antenna shrunk and extended as it felt its way over the blades of grass.

I got my little camera out and this shot seemed to capture his movement the best.  What do you think?

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I'm an over 50 mum to one, sharing my adventures with my 11 year old son
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19 Responses to Photo of the week – week 22

  1. Alison says:

    Great capture. There are snails everywhere at the moment

  2. Brinabird says:

    Oh yes! Great “action” shot. We love snails, but tend to poke them a bit…oops!

  3. Great photo! We had loads of snails in our garden Edinburgh, haven’t seen many here – except at the beach this week, where there were hundreds of sea snails (winkles)! #CountryKids

  4. Brilliant picture Mary, talk about capturing the moment. We found frogs by our little stream yesterday and stupidly I hadn’t got my camera or even my phone with me!

  5. A great capture, I’m glad Monkey enjoyed watching his new friend – maybe he’s going to take after his Grandad! It’s nice to see pictures of the children investigating nature and it’s inhabitants. Thanks for sharing on Country Kids.

  6. redpeffer says:

    That’s a fab photo! I’m forever rescuing frogs from the clutches of our young cat, one of these days
    I must grab my camera too. They tend to freeze when stressed which isn’t great if the cat’s trying to have a go, but handy to snap quickly with a camera! Not that I want them unduly stressed obviously, but a nice camera shot would be good!!

    • I took loads, he was a really active little snail, kept Monkey and I glued for ages, so I had time to grab the camera, really interesting to watch him move close up. One of my old cats bought a toad home for me once – ended up under my bed , no so pleasant!

      • redpeffer says:

        Ooh, not nice! Luckily, I’ve been able to rescue every frog so far. Did you know they scream? V distressing sound when you realise what it is and why they’re making it. The joy of cats!

      • Really? Didn’t know that. I was screaming when we had our visitor – I do remember that! Yes, joy of cats – mine decided to come home earlier with a bird firmly in its jaws 😦

      • redpeffer says:

        He! He! Not so good for our animal friends really. So far we’ve ‘only’ had dead mice….

  7. Mummy of Two says:

    Think I might have to stop looking at your blog if you are going to put lots of creepy crawlies on!!! Great picture, for snail lovers 🙂

  8. That’s a great capture – they usually disappear in their shells so quickly 🙂

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