This snail is a bit larger than snails in Europe and it is eating flesh ! They are eating mainly smaller insects of course, but you never know, so you better be carful not to touch it so you wont get a bite !
I saw this snail under the top of the hut, where we waited for our bus at Valee du Mai.
My last 2 photos : a giant spider that builds the net mostly under trees, where you might also walk by in a close distance and will see the spider and its net not at all or in the very last moment. We were told that these spiders are harmless !
When taking the higher path through the national reserve of Valee de Mai you will get to this clear spring of fresh water that has drinking quality. Some members of our group tasted the water and told me that it tastes special (and all of them survived) so maybe you should take a cup with you and taste it for yourself !
We booked our boat excursions to neighboring islands at Hotel Maison des Palmes.
The Tra-la-la took us to Curieuse Island, Cousin Island, and Aride Isalnd with a stop at St Pierre for snorkeling.
The hotel furnished our lunch which we took along on the boat. We ate it out on the islands, along with fresly caught and grilled fish.
One of the main things that people come to Praslin to see is the Vallee de Mai.. It is a primeval rain forest, designated a world heritage site.
At the entrance you will receive a brochure so you can follow the well marked path.
There are many exotic tropical plants, giant specimens of our everyday houseplants.
If you are lucky you will see the rare black parrot that lives here.
The coco de mer tree grows wild here. Only two places in the world that has this botanical rarity.
It is rather dark once you start down the path and it has sort of an eery feel to it. We hear parrots but didn't see any. We did see the coco de mer tree with its male and female fruits.