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Snail Trails

Snails are not something you would normally expect to find in the desert, but they're here. This Decollate Snail was out patrolling my sidewalk the morning after some rainy weather. These snails are voracious predators of other snails and slugs. They are Mediterranean natives and were introduced here as biological control agents against the brown garden snail, which is considered to be a serious, plant eating pest. I've never found any brown garden snails around here so apparently this introduced predator is doing its job. - Phoenix, Arizona

 

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Taken on September 12, 2012