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Garden Snail

By darrenwilson41  
Garden snail

With their messy trails and taste for greens, garden snails are often considered to be pests whose strong homing instinct makes human control difficult. They are often seen after rain, and leave a tell-tale trail of mucus. Being hermaphrodites, garden snails each have both male and female reproductive organs, but although they can mate with themselves, it's more usual to find a partner. When conditions are dry, snails retreat into their shell and seal the entrance. They can then survive in a state of suspended animation for several months.

Tags: Nature Snail Flowers and plants Close-up and macro Wildlife and nature

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Makes a good abstract

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10 Jul 2013 7:19AM
lovely close up, the snails this year have beautiful shells
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10 Jul 2013 1:39PM
A wonderfully refreshing macro. Snails are not everyones cup of tea, but you have made this chap seem rather appealing.

Regards NathanGrin

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