The Curious Snail

After a week of thunderstorms, the last two days have been sunny and bright. Many reptile neighbours have started dropping by for visits. There was a snake in the backyard 2 days back, followed by nightly rush of flying drywoodtermites, and a variety of snails.

We saw this big snail today. It was slowly making his way towards the front yard steps, while I focussed the camera.



It changed direction and started moving towards me. It came close, waving it’s feelers. It inched close to the camera, almost touching the lens.



I stood still, afraid that I would make the snail withdraw into it’s shell. It  waited for sometime, turning and waving it’s feelers around.  By then, I had stepped back… sensing nothing around, it turned back and continued it’s walk.




Meeting Monkeys

Kodaikanal is a famous hill station in Tamilnadu. We spent the weekend there. It was a scenic spot, with lots and lots of friendly monkeys.  A few monkeys came close enough to check if I had snacks or fruits with me. This was one such curious monkey…