After the spring and summer rains, there is an unusual intensification of snail activity, that otherwise lead a secluded existence, hidden in bushes, trees, grassy areas, and some species even lead a predominantly underground life. Terrestrial snails are usually active at night, when the humidity is high, but they can also appear during the day to feed, especially when it rains.
Snails are mollusks that leave behind the famous traces of mucus, a transparent, sticky substance that helps snails a lot to gain the adhesion needed to move.
I met this creature this morning, while I allowed myself to break lockdown and take a short walk with the Maya.
Do you know why snails prefer to walk after rain?