wee snail2009-06-08 - Categories: fauna , in the city , offenbach ,
Snails are a very strange species: tentacles and eyes combined, slow gliding, building and carrying their own house made of calcium carbonate that they can lock with a "door" - well, sounds like they got all they need for living. Indeed snails can reach an age up to 15-30 years, but only held captive in more or less strerile surrounding. Into the wild they usually become 5-7 years old. This littel exemplar has a long way to go... let's hope it'll make it and stays out of our sink, where we found it. Did I mention that I need a macro lens - could only go high contrast with this one?
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