snails pace

I might be slow, but let’s not forget I carry a house on my back!
To help me grow, I have to stop to munch and eat plenty of snacks.
Where ever I go, I have to lube the way and leave a silver track.

No focus stack – single shot

I tried to identify this snail.
I found a nearly 400 page Thesis called “Biogeography of Tasmanian native land snails” which discusses some 106 mostly endemic species/morphospecies.
I gave up – let’s call this snail … Stan.

15 shot focus stack – Stan moved.
I don’t think Stan wanted to be photographed, but he did come out of his shell.
“OK, one quick pose” said Stan, “then I’m off!”
Stan keeps an eye out for more paparazzi!

Turns out Stan has his own Instagram account and is quite the influencer! He specialty is tiny houses. Thanks Stan ๐Ÿ˜€

14 thoughts on “snails pace

    1. Thanks John, nor did I!! And thatโ€™s just Tasmania. You think of snails, you think of the ones you crush in the veggie patch โ€ฆ and maybe the French, ๐Ÿ˜ but you wouldnโ€™t think there would be such a variety. i also discovered we have one here that is named after Sir David Attenborough, it has a shell but cant retract into it. I havenโ€™t seen one though.

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  1. This reminded me of how mean I was when I was a kid. If I ever saw a snail I’d touch his feelers just to watch him go into his house. When he came out again, I’d repeat that process. The poor thing must have gotten tired of peeking out to see if that pesky kid was still there. I was fascinated by my powers! (Dumb kid!)
    Great pictures of the snail.

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    1. Thanks Anneli, I think I did the same thing! You donโ€™t think as a kid what it would be like to get poked in the eye every time you opened the front door โ˜๏ธ๐Ÿ‘

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  2. I recently tried tuning up my racing snail by removing the shell. Unfortunately, it didn’t really work – he became a bit sluggish.


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