Jun 30, 2013

Rarer than Florida Panther?

I've been seeing their dead shells for years,

And every spring I see their eggs ...

Live apple snail below!

But it's only now that I've seen a live one for the first time.

3 comments:

Tabor said...

Technically,are they rare?

Robert V. Sobczak said...

No, they are quite common -- it's just for some reason I never see them alive -- more commonly I only see their dead carapace after a dry down or their tiny ping pong looking eggs in emergence sawgrass.

Mike said...

Come to think of it, I don't remember seeing a live one either! Lots of empty shells and eggs like Bob said. The snail kites and limpkins must see the live ones much better than we do.