Cameron Highlands Tea Plantation, Malaysia

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Camera Critters - Snail porn

Ever seen snails mate?

This was my first time seeing a pair of snails having an intimate moment, in an unbelievable way, in my front lawn a few days ago.

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It's really amazing to learn that they are hermaphrodites, having both male and female sexual organs. Even so, it still takes two to tango so they've to find another mate to reproduce.


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There is something quite gross and yet at the same time fascinating to watch their extraordinary sex life. lol


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Their heads were circling around each other and feeling one another with their tentacles. They seemed relaxed enough and comfortable but to my surprise, the mating lasts for a few minutes only.


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I think they were fully aware of my presence and even slow- moving animals like them could quickly moved out of position. Together, they crawled away to some hidden spot probably in search of some privacy. lol

Camera Critters

24 comments:

  1. Wow, what a capture and sighting. Cool photos. Thanks for sharing.

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  2. Looks great. Lucky that you could take these pictures.

    Greetings,
    Filip

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  3. Snails have no problem with identity. These men and women.

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  4. Very interesting LOL! Caught in the act :0)

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  5. too funny! you definitely captured something not often seen!

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  6. Best if you have wet weather to see snails :-) :-) ha ha... lovely post and thank you for visiting Freya the cat flap cavalier
    Loves :-)
    and
    :-) x x x from Soggibottom Cottage
    X

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  7. wow. this is really cool. i haven't come across snails mating before. great captures.

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  8. Yeah, with you taking personal photos writing a blog post about them, I can see why they wanted some privacy. LOL!

    http://joycelansky.blogspot.com

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  9. Even if i am from the tropics, i haven't seen them that way. YOur photos are great, very informative. I wonder if they are really finished or just disturbed. Now you inspired me to learn about them, i am searching!

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  10. Natgeo material. Now I learned something new. You captured their intimate moments very well. :)

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  11. This is a scoop.You are lucky to see this. Your photos are clear as usual, so I can observe well.
    Thank you for sharing.

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  12. Thanks for dropping off ur well wishes for my Darling.. still in hosp sadly... :(

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  13. The whole of last week was ultra madness for me, today the ultimate and I think I am looking like a big fat zombie now! :(

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  14. Btw, no I have never seen snails mate and I don't think I wanna see ha ha....

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  15. I hate snails actually... geli... :(

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  16. Great captures! I didn't fully appreciate that they were hermaphrodites either or that they still needed a pair.

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  17. Amazing! I'm thinking of lots of obvious jokes, but really the awe of seeing this overpowers my sense of humor. Very neat.

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  18. LOL! You spied on them! But they look beautiful! : )

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