Source: Mollusc musings
“It’s a lovely day” said the snail.
“Yes” said the slug. “It’s been raining all day and everything is damp and wet”!
“I think I’ll slide off for a bite to eat” said the snail.
“Watch you don’t slip up” giggled the slug. “With that shell and all”!
I am a retired entomologist with a background in quarantine pests and invasive invertebrates. I studied zoology at Imperial College (University of London) and did a PhD on the population dynamics of a cereal aphid (Metopolophium dirhodum) in the UK. I spent 5 years with the British Antarctic Survey studing cold hardiness of Antarctic invertebates and 17 years with the Food and Environment Research Agency. My main interests now are natural history, photography, painting and bird watching.