11 May 2010

Snail eating feces

In this post from way back when I wrote about a slug and a snail that were enjoying a meal of dog poop. As far as the nutritional requirements of gastropods go, feces must rank right up there on the scale of wholesome nutrition.

And now here is a picture of a snail, Mesodon thyroidus, approaching some feces that may have been left by a raccoon.


The next picture shows the snail having its shit and eating it too!


These pictures are from last weekend's field trip.

3 comments:

Julia said...

What a charming breakfast!

Megan said...

The snail appears to be enjoying it...

bev said...

Agree with Megan - that's one happy looking snail!