Sunday, 12 August 2012

A LATE NIGHT REVELLER RETURNS HOME!







When I looked out onto my garden this morning I spotted this late night reveller slinking, or should I say sliding!, his way back home after, no doubt, spending the night partying (munching!) his way around my garden plants. 



 A Garden Snail  helix aspersa


Across the lawn....



...and then the patio....



...and finally up the side (how do they do that?) of a concrete flower planter and a snuggle down to spend the day under the lavender plant....  




Or so he thought!!




Yes...I removed him to a safe distance away from my garden!!!





19 comments:

ADRIAN said...

Amazing that they know where to go and don't run out of lubricant on the way.

Mike said...

Good series of images of a subject many would overlook.

Bob Bushell said...

Bully. Oh, its better than, you know what I'm going to mention, kill them, oops I said it. They are beautiful, and he'll be back!

grammie g said...

Hi Trevor..I love these creature,interesting to watch.. just not in my garden ; ]!
Very nice photos though.. so close up and personal : }!
Amazing how they climb!!
Have a good one ...well it is half over now ; ]
Grace

Andrew said...

Wonderful images Trevor... and you seem to know a lot about a good night out ;-)

Roy said...

Get the pellets out Trevor.{:)

Findlay Wilde said...

I planted some lettuce and one of these pesky snails ate them all. From Findlay

ShySongbird said...

Great photos Trevor. Not a garden visitor I am ever pleased to see especially as they always visit in droves ;-)

I used to collect them in a bucket and relocate them a good way up the road. I swear they marched back down that road again en masse, an army returning to barracks!

FOREST SNAPPER said...

great shots Trevor,did you have a job to keep up wih his movements.


peter

The Herald said...

Adrian, nature never ceases to amaze me!...[;o)


Thanks Mike, Yeh, an impulse photo opportunity!..lol...[;o)


Bob, I'm sure he'll be back, and no doubt he'll have his mates with him..lol...[;o)


Hi Grace, thank you. Ha! Ha! an up close and personal experience with a garden snail, what more excitement is there?...[;o)

The Herald said...

Thanks Andrew, aah!...those were the days..lol...[;o)


Roy, I've tried the pellets, they seem to thrive on them!!...[;o)


Findlay, I'm glad to hear that you're feeding some of the other wildlife in your garden, and not just the birds!...lol...[;o)


Thanks Jan, There's an old saying..'if you can't beat 'em then take photographs of 'em'!!...aha! is that a slug I see in the garden?...[;o)


Thanks Peter, it's funny you should say that, I was really surprised by how fast I had to crawl around the garden just to keep up with it!...[;o)

holdingmoments said...

Removed him, or launched him? lol

Great shots of garden pest.

The Herald said...

Keith, that would be telling!..lol...[;o)

Joke said...

They are my BIG friends in the garden. Great shots. Greetings, Joke

The Herald said...

Greetings Joke, thank you for stopping by and for the kind comments...[;o)

BlueShell said...

Very good! They are so fragile!!! Here we do have some. And I Love to see them going...slowly!!!!LOL
Amazing set of photos, Thank you

The Herald said...

Isabel, thank you. It's surprising how fast they move when you're trying to photograph them!!...[;o)

BlueShell said...

Hello...
something happened?
You stop posting...I'm worried...

Hope every thing is all right!
hugs
Bshell/Isabel

The Herald said...

Hi Isabel, Please don't worry, all is okay. I'm just spending most of my time out taking photographs and have not had the time to do any posting.

Keep watching this space, I'll be back soon!!

Stay safe and thank you once again for your concern...[;o)