“He sat looking at it with his eyes protruding in the manner popularized by snails, looking like something stuffed by a taxidermist who had learned his job from a correspondence course and had only got as far as lesson three.”
We did not see an eagle, like we did last week, but this week’s walk brought us face-to-face with the charming snail seen here. He spread his slime trail across the asphalt as I took a few pictures. Then Ethan carried him over to the grass – his life expectancy on this trail full of runners and bikers would not be that great. We preferred that he crawl through the swampy underbrush to find a turtle, perhaps, and to challenge the turtle to a race.
(To truly appreciate the beauty of this creature, click on any picture for a close-up view!)