Apr 22, 2012

Gastropod graveyard

I don't give a second thought to a clam at the beach.

But seeing one among the cypress is strange.

Here's a rare find

Aren't they filter feeders,

i.e. they do best where there is flow?

Summer sheetflow could suffice ...

Or is it too slow?  Of course by spring the water is gone.  That can't make them "happy as a clam" (as testified in the photo above).

As for the apple snails,

They are much more common to see.

As for apple snails,
I see them all the time.

Caveat: I find their empty shells all the time.

I'm still waiting to find one living on the inside.

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