Survival of the
by Oonah V
snails climbing up the brickwork. Why would they
you anthropomorphise me, mate!
The lead snail was about level with my head.
You know the trouble with people?
Disney! You think humans are the only intelligent
creatures on the face of the Earth and if another
creature does anything at all sensible you just
have to endow it with so called human qualities!
have thought it was obvious as that ugly conk on
your face that its a matter of survival. A
couple of hours ago if wed been up this
wall, the birds would have picked us off. Now we
have to climb a sheer precipice to out-fox the
bloody hedgehogs. Its not easy being a
snail you know!
talking to myself.
another human weakness! I suppose you
think mammals are more intelligent than we
know the plural, eh? Why am I even surprised? We
gastropoda are just as capable of associative
learning as a
and just because our
top speed is one millimetre per second,
doesnt mean were restricted. We have
family everywhere deserts, ditches; even
the abyssal depths of the oceans and we interfere
about my lettuces then?
lettuces, my foot! Didnt see your name on
them buddy. You know the trouble with people?
sure youre about to enlighten me.
Disney no big picture! Now if youll
excuse us we have a wall to climb!