new icn messageflickr-free-ic3d pan white

SnailOnDryCoyoteBrush_6945a

Snails climb up on dry branches and go dormant? When pulling these snails off the stem, we can see that the snail has retreated into the shell, leaving about a half inch of air space between it and the seal on the stem. The seal is like glue and holds fast. Does anyone know why they do this? Feedback is welcome =)

150 views
1 fave
2 comments
Taken on July 15, 2012