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Molluscs - Snails & Slugs Page 7

Image Taken on 24 Jun 2009 at 07:27    Image of day on 01 Aug 2009

Thrush bashing a snail on the stone to get at breakfast. He ate at least two like this in 5 minutes.

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Image Taken on 20 Jun 2009 at 09:33    Image of day on 19 Jul 2009

Clearing up the site a bit and getting his stone back level with the surface has brought back the thrush. Interesting what little details are important.

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Image Taken on 03 Jun 2009 at 13:30    Image of day on 04 Jul 2009

We found a stone surrounded to broken snail shells - the first 'thrushes anvil' we have ever found. Installing a camera and beam-break at it with care not to disturb the anvil site was quickly rewarded with some images of the thrush with snails. First a thrush with snail approaching the stone which is at the left edge a quarter of the way up.

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Image Taken on 03 Jun 2009 at 16:07    Image of day on 04 Jul 2009

Several hours later a closer image (with presumably a fresh snail).

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Image Taken on 19 Aug 2013 at 09:44    Image of day on 18 Oct 2013

The duck-weed on the main pod is covered in these little trails. Where they don't vanish into the bank or under vegetation we will find a pond snail (details in the insert).

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Image Taken on 05 Sep 2020 at 03:29    Image of day on 18 Oct 2020

Something new in the Slug world for us - a 'Yellow Slug' (actual common name). About the same size as a Leopard slug and equally striking in it's own way.

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Image Taken on 11 Aug 2023 at 01:03    Image of day on 05 Oct 2023

This Yellow Slug climbs over the stone.

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Image Taken on 30 Oct 2021 at 20:38    Image of day on 15 Dec 2021

This 'Yellow Slug' seems to have started the climb up the mini-mountain, didn't see anything interesting from the top so started back down. The eye stalks show better as shadows.

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Image Taken on 09 Oct 2021 at 22:17    Image of day on 23 Nov 2021

Hours after dark this Yellow Slug (the common name) slithers over the side of the stone. We have only seen this species a couple of times before.

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