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Snail pic

Observed: 15th September 2012 By: maddie
snail pic

These snails were found in a quarry in Teesdale. They have had their top whorls cleanly removed. can any one tell me which animal feeds on snails in this way.

Species interactions

No interactions present.


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Song Thrush (Turdus philomelos)
"Snails are an especially important food item when drought or hard weather makes it difficult to find other food. The thrush often uses a favourite stone as an "anvil" on which to break the shell of the snail before extracting the soft body and invariably wiping it on the ground before consumption."