A Galway Snail Tale

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Sammy Snail and his wife Samantha are in love. Unlike many other species of life, they like to take their time with their romantic liasons and I was a witness to their canoodling earlier on today.

Awed by the romantic mating rituals of these creatures, such that I have often accidentally crushed under my shoe, I decided to observe them for a little while and found it all very moving. Moving in a slow way, you understand, as snails never do anything quickly – and why would they? Surely if something is worth doing, it is worth doing slowly and Lionel Richie will be the first man to tell you that.  As I watch this slow moving romance his song, Stuck on You, is playing in that intangible sphere I possess which is known as my imagination.

As I watch these creatures they seem to finish up their romantic fondling and I’m inclined to wonder if the reason for this may be that they are a little bit camera shy. But that’s when I notice something extraordinary.

As I look more closely, I observe tiny little creatures that are perched on the shells of the snails and it occurs to me that these slimy little creatures must be in the Taxi business.

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The snail moves to the top of the wall it is on and then decides to do a u-turn and go back down towards the bottom of it. I think perhaps he had an argument with one of his passengers as one of them jumps off and appears to have decided that walking would be a faster option.

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Thanks for reading and I hope you learned something from The Galway Snail Tale. I know I did.

🙂

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