Monday, 21 May 2012

Sprint training................................................................for the Snail Olympics

The Robin taking advantage of my gardening yesterday wasn't the only creature I enjoyed watching.

This snail was showing a real turn of speed.

On your Marks!

Get Set!

Go!

The sprint is on...

...it's the length of a brick.

almost there...

...stretching for the tape!

crossing the finish line...

... which was a bit of a hurdle.

No problem.

I now have sore knees from crawling on the patio trying to get close to this speedy little chap.

28 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

this was great! the snail race had me laughing (thanks to your commentary) but your ending line did too! :)

Bob Bushell said...

A nice commentary, the snail doing a mile, great photos.

Pantherka said...

Andrew, this is beautiful! Great photos and great comments!

Susan Scheid said...

Clever shots--you must have been very, very patient to get them!

Dianne said...

That's what you call going flat out .... It put a smile on my face ... Very cute.

NixBlog said...

Great series of shots, Andrew. I enjoyed the snail olympics :-)

Magia da Inês said...

¸.•°`♥✿⊱╮
❤♡ Impressionante como ele está camuflado!!!
Essa série ficou maravilhosa... imagino o tempo e a paciência que você teve para esperar ele movimentar.
Boa semana!
Beijos.
Brasil
¸.•°`♥✿⊱╮

heyBJK said...

LOL! Now that was funny! No doubt you had the shutter speed set as high as it would go. ;-)

Revrunner said...

But what was the goal? Or was it just the thrill of the race? :-)

Carole M. said...

great photos Drew, you'd wonder how they can slither over tough territory like that at all. I don't have them in my garden; some small slugs now and again but the blue-tongues must devour them all

Dave said...

I'm tired from watching! I hope you're alright after that exciting garden event!

Michelle said...

This is a great series!

Rohrerbot said...

These are really nice. You've got some cool snails in your area. I'd love to see these guys around my garden:)

cieldequimper said...

Lol, I used to love doing this with my two pet snails when I was a child!

Marias Teater said...

Sweet story - I love it! And your close-ups!!!

黄清华 Wong Ching Wah said...

But I think it looks like a winner !

NatureStop said...

Just found your blog and enjoyed going through it...Lovely captures and I enjoyed and smiled throuh each shot.Thanks for sharing!

Shantana

Sandra said...

this is amazing, i LOVE IT, really I do. I also love the picture in my mind of your crawling alone snapping away. watch out you are turning into a MadSnapper.

Amila Kanchana said...

Fantastic set of photos! I've not been able to show any of our native snails on my blog so far,they seem to be so scarce,and the invasive Giant African Snails are a completely different story!

Gillian Olson said...

Andrew this is a wonderful series, you must have been using high speed shots.

JM said...

What a very cool sequence! Snails are such amazing animals.

Arija said...

Looks like he's in great training but if you want to get into serious snail-racing, you will have to invest in a pair of tilers' knee pads.

Andrea said...

What fun ... and what an energetic little snail. He must have a destination in mind. Hope your knees recover for another day of racing ...

Andrea @ From The Sol

Mary Howell Cromer said...

I had to come back to see this series Andrew and I adore it. How clever and also the images are such wonderful ones~

Kovács Miklós said...

Funny photos and commentaries :)
I liked it :)

Wanda plain~N~simple said...

LoL... I don't know what's funnier, the snail race or the image I have in my head of you crawling on your knees following it! ;)

Jim said...

Fabulous! YOU are the winner for these photos! Nice job!

Deno said...

Great photos, and commentary!