I'm early for PhotoHunt this week ..
This lot are certainly together !!! Scores of them all over the fence and in the bushes.
What are they ???
They appear to be small snails ..
Staying together may form some sort of protection but not for long - soon the local people will be picking these for the pot and enjoying a meal.
Not sure why they are eaten - they are either a delicacy or people have been brought up in harsher times to eat such things when other food was scarce. You do not see many of the younger generation picking these - they prefer food out of the micro ! I do not blame them for that.