Apple Snail egg clusters were the photograph posted yesterday for Macro Monday over on http://lisaschaos.com/.

Today’s photo is the LARGE shell of a Florida Apple Snail (kindly being held in the palm of dh’s hand and yes, he needs a manicure). The flat guitar pick looking thing is its protective “door” (my technical term). They were found lying on a path at the lake most likely a result of being the meal of a limpkin or white ibis that frequent this area.

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    1. Thanks Rhonda. I have read that people down here fish them out of canals and such just to sell them for aquariums. Their size is mostly dependent on their environment.

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  1. As a hater of the imported garden snail my first reaction was an involuntary stomp. I’m glad no one is home in that very large shell.

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  2. Pretty impressive size. Now, are these fresh water dwellers, or do the birds take them to the lake to eat?

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  3. Never seen that that big….very, very cool! I like how you are holding them so we get a sense of the true size!

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  4. Wow, that large snail shell must’ve held a really BIG snail. I’m glad they don’t live around here…or slugs that size either. Gross! The shells are pretty tho.

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