Making Molluscs

Garden Snail Cornu aspersum mating

Apparently if you are a snail and are in a romantic mood all you need is a large green leaf, some shade, and a mate, of course. I found these pair of Garden Snails (Cornu aspersum) enjoying a romantic moment or two this morning at around 8:00, yet they were still at it over two hours later!

Garden Snail Cornu aspersum mating

Garden Snail Cornu aspersum mating

Looks like I am going to have baby snails in a couple of weeks time.


August 2017, rear garden, Staffordshire, England.

25 thoughts on “Making Molluscs

  1. Hey, they are snails…everything takes more time! LOL! Great photos! I like the last one where it looks like he’s looking at you saying, “do you mind!” Ha, ha.

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  2. I have this uncomfortable (slimy lol) Peeping – Tom type feeling. You did get consent from them for the invasion of privacy I hope? πŸ˜‰

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    1. Lol! πŸ™‚ I kind of snuck up and got a few quick shots in, but I think the one caught me when it popped an eye out on a long stalk and looked right at me! πŸ˜‰

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      1. Yes, they have even scaled my crab apple tree to eat the leaves, and are eating evergreen shrubs which they don’t normally. It has beena very good season for them. And the number of slugs!

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  3. Superb images (as always), Pete.
    Somehow I never thought of garden snails having a love life. I guess I never wondered where baby snails came from either.

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  4. Pete that is just precious! I love that last pic with one eye peeking out – maybe saying ‘Excuse me! This is a private moment!’ Looking forward to seeing the babies if you find them πŸ™‚

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