Hey You! Slow Down Will You?

Hello all! Sorry I have been away for so long, and thank you to those who have been enquiring after me! πŸ™‚ A message popped up today that it was my WordPress.com Birthday – 5 years! Where have all those years gone!

I thought I would return with a bit of humour. This Small Black Ant Lasius niger had a keen interest in this Garden Snail Cornu aspersum, to such a degree it managed to get stuck inside its shell!

‘Flaming June’ is living up to its name here, and wherever you are in the world I hope you are all safe and well and enjoying your season! I am very much looking forward to catching up on your posts!

All the best and take care … Pete

42 thoughts on “Hey You! Slow Down Will You?

  1. This is so funny! We’ve had days of rain, and when I stepped out this morning, there were at least a hundred snails crawling up the walls next to my front door — and I thought of you! It’s good to see you, and these little friends.

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    • Hi Linda πŸ™‚ I am glad you liked the humour, and thank you! It’s good to see you here again. I hope you are well, and the season is rolling out nicely there. It’s been a slow start here, with cold and rain, but the weather has certainly picked up now. I will look forward to catching up on your posts!

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  2. Very happy to see a new post from you, Pete. Whatever kept you away I trust was not dire. I hope the ant came out of the shell in good order and didn’t cause the snail much itchiness. Congratulations on 5 years.

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    • Many thanks, Steve πŸ™‚ I had left the ant and the snail alone on the wall, and when I went back later the snail had gone back into its shell and the ant was stuck in the gunge there … so I don’t think the ant faired too well, sadly. I guess the motto here is one must keep away from large slimy things unless you want to become permanently part of them. Hope all is well there, Steve!

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  3. A great shot (as always) and nice angle to compare size between the ant the snail.

    I’m so glad to see a new post from you, Pete. I was becoming most concerned about your well-being and only yesterday (yes, only yesterday, so I must have had a premonition) I looked up your blog site to see if I’d accidentally become un-followed or something.

    In the process, I went through the settings of every blog I follow and discovered I hadn’t re-followed about 12 nature/photography blogs from my last surgery ‘disconnect’.

    (I’ll be offline again for open-heart surgery in the coming month so my new ‘quote/archive image’ blog will be silent for a while too).

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    • Thank you, Vicki πŸ™‚

      I am sorry to know you are still having problems, and I wish you well with the surgery, and that you recover very soon.

      I am still under the docs. They can’t fathom me out, and covid has set everything back.

      Take care, Vicki

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      • Sorry to hear you’re still not 100%. It can be a bit of a worry when the Docs don’t know, but our hearts are tricky things. I knew I’d have to have heart surgery eventually, so it wasn’t unexpected.

        Yes, COVID has really set many us ‘adrift’ in our regular everyday activities, let alone those who work.

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  4. Glad you are back! I love photos with two different insect species side by side (or birds or any other two different species of animal) and this one was a beaut.

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  5. Nice to see you, Peter, here in the blogosphere and congrats on five years! That is about the same five years Ted and I have lived in South Carolina, seems like just yesterday we moved.
    Nice capture of the ant – snail duo!

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