hedgehog versus snail

this is a close-up of a painting i did last year after witnessing an epic battle…

[acrylic on canvas - this section is only about an inch high!]

it features harry (a tiny rescue hedgehog) chomping through the shell of an unfortunate snail who was in the wrong place at the wrong time…

as soon as harry bit into the shell, the snail squeezed out gallons of mucus which clogged up harry’s nose and mouth – thus allowing the snail to make it’s escape. although with a big hole in it’s roof, i don’t imagine the snail survived very long  in the wild. sadly, harry also expired a few days later due to very poor health (i did mention he was a tiny rescue hedgehog).

real life doesn’t have happy endings.