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Photo of the Month - June 2011
Hello Nature Canada,
Although this snail carries his home on his back, I think he enjoys going for a walk in the rain instead, just like I do!
This picture was taken at the Bird Sanctuary in Lasalle, in Montreal, QC.
Thanks for sharing this wonderful photo with us, Beatrice! The colours are beautiful. It's not often that the snail gets the spotlight!
Snails are members of the mollusk family, which includes oysters, clams and other shellfish.They feed on the lower leaves of many plants, gliding from one plant to another on a thin layer of mucus. When confronted with adverse weather conditions, snails can seal the entrance to their shell with a mucus sheet and enter a dormant phase that can last for years.
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